On 21 December 1981, The Cure recorded another John Peel session at BBC Maida Vale studio 4 in London with the producer Kevin Howlett and engineer Dave Dade. This session was broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 on 4 January 1982, but without The Hanging Garden.
In mid October 1981, new single Charlotte Sometimes was released.
In August 1981, The Cure played in Canada for the first time.
On 17 April 1981, The Cure released their third album entitled Faith. The soundtrack to Carnage Visors, an animated film which was shown on the Picture Tour in place of a support act, is available only on a double play cassette.
In April 1981, The Cure did a playback performance of Primary on Top of the Pops, filmed at BBC Television Centre in London. BBC 1 aired this show on 16 April 1981.
On 28 March 1981, new single Primary, taken from the forthcoming album Faith, was reviewed by the British music press.
On 26 February 1981, The Cure recorded their first Richard Skinner session at BBC Broadcasting House studio at Langham Place in London, England. This session was broadcasted on BBC Radio 1 on 2 March 1981.
On 7 January 1981, The Cure recorded another John Peel session at BBC Langham studio 1 in London. This session, included songs The Holy Hour, Forever, Primary and All Cats Are Grey, was produced by Chris Lycett and engineered by Nick Gomm. It was broadcasted on 15 January 1981 on BBC Radio One.