“People seem to think that I’m the villain. If I’d like to put anything straight it’s that I didn’t do this.”
A whole lotta’ ‘Substance’.
If the prospect of New Order‘s first album in a decade was not enough to get you excited, September’s Music Complete will also feature rock royalty Iggy Pop, as well as Brandon Flowers of The Killers, and La Roux‘s Elly Jackson. Music Complete will be New Order’s first album without Joy Division co-founder Peter Hook,
Joy Division and New Order bassist and co-founder Peter Hook has announced a 2015 Australian tour with his band The Light, performing two New Order albums, Low-Life (1985) and Brotherhood (1986), in their entirety, as well as B-sides and other tracks from the period. Next year’s tour will be the first time Peter Hook &
Brisbane indie act Holy Holy‘s ambitions are high, going straight to the top for this week’s Like A Version with a cover of Joy Division’s well-loved classic Love Will Tear Us Apart, which — almost unbelievably — has never been covered for the segment. As singer Timothy Carroll explains, he and guitarist/producer Oscar Dawson didn’t
New Order were slated to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night for the 24th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert and decided to recruit the one and only Iggy Pop to play frontman for the night (who better?). Pop crooned over a few Joy Division classics like Transmission. New Order frontman Bernard
With the mouldering state of print journalism in the new millennium, the ‘Greatest of All Time’ list has become the cornerstone of magazines’ cheap ploys at remaining relevant and drawing readers, with the UK’s NME the latest perpetrator, today unveiling their 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. It’s not the first time a famous music
Online auction site eBay has long been notorious for the bizarre items some users have attempted to hock, including recently, an entire London record shop. Now one UK user has opened the bidding on the kitchen table that aided Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in his suicide. Curtis, the iconic frontman of groundbreaking Mancunian post-punk
Last week recording engineer Julia Adamson made the startling announcement that she’d uncovered long-lost recordings of sessions from Joy Division and New Order, revealing that she’d sell them to a potential buyer via Facebook. Now the former bassist of both bands, Peter Hook, has announced plans to get them back from her. Adamson, who was
Recording engineer Julia Adamson made the sort of discovery most recording engineers only dream of – stumbling across long-lost recordings of sessions from Joy Division and New Order. Now Adamson faces the daunting decision of just what to do with the tapes. Having worked under the watchful gaze legendary producer Martin Hannett, Adamson was exposed
New Order frontman and Joy Division guitarist Bernard Sumner is set to release his autobiography in 2014, with the mulit-instrumentalist and stalwart of the Madchester scene signing a publishing deal that will see the book hit shelves in the spring. The 57-year-old told The Bookseller, “Joy Division and New Order have both left quite a
Joy Division’s classic track Love Will Tear Us Apart is one of the pinnacles of the post-punk era, a musical constant appearing in countless count downs, mix-tapes and drunk nights out. Now the song has take on a new and bizarre form as the basis for an in-browser video game adaptation released by European developer
The Post-Punk / New Wave Super Friends is an illustrated series by Brazilian designer Butcher Billy that sees him transplant a bunch of his favourite post punk and new wave musicians, including Johnny Rotten, Ian Curtis, Morrissey, Robert Smith, Billy Idol and more, into the world of DC Comics. The prohect examines ideas surrounding our
Stereoboard has reported that seminal 80s outfit New Order are toying with the idea of entering the studio and putting together a new record.
NME have reported that bassist Peter Hook is all set to release his latest book, a memoir on his former band Joy Division titled Unknown Pleasures – Inside Joy Division, due out October 1, 2012 via Simon & Schuster. The new book follows Joy Division from the band’s inception to the harrowing suicide of singer
Rare Joy Division and New Order master tapes have been found recently by none other than English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. With April Fool’s day approaching you might think the story was a joke. According to the NME and Holy Moly, Oliver was excavating ground for a new restaurant in Manchester, UK when the discovery
NME has reported that bass player Peter Hook has begun legal proceedings against his former band New Order over use of the group’s name.
A new compilation album combining the best of Joy Division and New Order is due to come out via the UK’s Rhino Records this June, a release that will include a previously unreleased New Order song, Hellbent, which you can hear below. As Pitchfork remarks, it was quite a feat for Joy Division to do
Can he sink any lower? Aside from planning to tour Joy Division‘s 1979 debut Unknown Pleasures (without the other surviving members no less), bassist Peter Hook has just announced he will be recording a new Joy Division EP, which will essentially consist of his current band The Light covering Unknown Pleasures’ Insight and New Dawn