The new record will be their first since 2005, but will be recorded without founding member Peter Hook who left in 2007.
They’re the band that simply refused to die. Surviving inter-band disputes and departures, the death of singer Ian Curtis and any amount of hiatuses, British post-punk survivors New Order have announced plans for their first album in ten years.
The news follows in the wake of a sold-out tour last summer, and lead singer Bernard Sumner told Rolling Stone: “The shows were being well-received and we were enjoying it. It seemed like the logical thing to do.” Two songs have already been completed, ‘Plastic’ and ‘Restless’, which were debuted during that tour.
New Order's lead singer Bernard Sumner spoke to Rolling Stone magazine
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Peter Hook is not impressed with the new Joy Division Twitter page.
Peter Hook, the original bass player with Joy Division, has blasted New Order for setting up an official Twitter page for the legendary group without his input. Depressingly, the Joy Division page was set up to help flog the newly released Lyrics & Notebooks of late singer Ian Curtis and Hook was understandably incensed.
Peter Hook is not happy
"@neworder Thanks for telling me.. As a member of @joydivision it would have been nice to have been informed" he said on Twitter.
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Decibel Festival takes over Seattle once again for its 10 year anniversary.
Seattle's Decibel Festival 2013 kicks off today (September 25th) and will span through until Sunday (September 29th) featuring a wide variety of live and visual acts as well as DJ sets at some of Seattle's best venues.
Today sees some incredible acts take us through the night with Sydney band Light Year kicking things off at the Q Nightclub to be followed by German DJ Ben Klock who brings us over two hours of his best beats. Over at the Showbox Market, electro-acoustic musician Rena Jones begins proceedings, while London-based DJ Kode9 is on at midnight at Crocodile. We'll also see Peter Hook and The Light, led by the former Joy Division and New Order bassist, round off the night in Neumos.
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Music In the News...Jack White has been awarded an honor for musical excellence, from University College Dublin. The James Joyce Award was presented to the former White Stripes frontman, who is currently touring with Willy Moon, by the university's Literary and Historical Society.
Cat Power has informed her fans, that her European tour will still go ahead, despite the news that she is suffering financial and health difficulties. She told her fans "European Tour Is On. Without Stage Presentation. Hard Money Wasted." It is thought that she is planning a stripped-down version of her show for the tour, which will include her first London show in four years.
Katy Perry has been accused of 'sexualising children' by the indie-dance band Crystal Castles. The band's singer, Alice Glass, told NME magazine "I think a lot of (pop stars) sell sex to children. I think a lot of kids are more sexualised now than they were years ago and I'm not sure it's a coincidence. Like f**king Katy Perry spraying people with her f**king d**k, her f**king c** gun c**ming on f**king children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with 'I wanna see your (pea) cock' on it."
Contact Music caught up with Peter Hook, renowned bass player with New Order during the period in which their use of emerging technology made them Britain's most innovative band. At home in Manchester, "Hooky" told us about Hacienda 30, a new release cataloguing the sounds and DJ's who made the legendary Hacienda one of the most famous clubs in the world, amongst many other things...
CM: Tell us more about Hacienda 30...
PH: We finished off (Factory's) 30th birthday celebrations with a party in May in the car park at the apartments which are where the Hacienda used to be. It was part of a number of events, and we wanted to put together a release that celebrated the DJ's during the club's most famous era as a venue, between 1988 and 1991, so we chose probably the two most prominent ones, Graeme Park and Mike Pickering. I'm amazed that it's been thirty years since we opened the place!
CM: Your own mix features Manchester favourites The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, but how did you choose the rest of the tracks?
PH: After doing the original mix (Hacienda Acid House Classics, released in 2009) I wanted to delve a bit deeper into some of the tracks that might've been missed. What really surprised me at that time was that there were still quite a few licensing problems which meant I couldn't use certain ones at that point, but this time round some of those issues had been sorted out. I've found that your mind plays tricks on you sometimes as well, and music that you thought was great, in hindsight isn't as good as you remember it, and vice versa. I wanted to do a Madchester one as well as I felt that was so important. That may well see the light of day next.
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