Following the announcement of their forthcoming performance at Coachella, New Order has revealed a handful of North American, tour dates including Santa Barbara, Berkeley,…Read More
New Order are an English rock band comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman.
The band was formed in 1980 by Sumner (vocals, guitars, keyboards and synthesisers), Peter Hook (bass, vocals and synthesizers) and Morris (drums, electronic drums, keyboards and synthesisers) – the remaining members of Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis – with the addition of Gilbert (keyboards, synthesisers and guitars). In 1993 the band broke-up amidst tension between bandmembers, but reformed in 1998. In 2001, Cunningham (guitars, keyboards & synthesisers) replaced Gilbert, who left the group due to family commitments. In 2007, Peter Hook left the band and the band broke-up again, with Sumner stating in 2009 that he no longer wishes to make music as New Order. The band reunited in 2011 without Hook, with Gilbert returning to the fold and Chapman replacing Hook on bass. During the band’s career and in between lengthy breaks, band members have been involved in several solo projects, such as Sumner’s Electronic and Bad Lieutenant; Hook’s Monaco and Revenge and Gilbert and Morris’ The Other Two. Cunningham was previously a member of Marion and with Sumner and Chapman was a member of Bad Lieutenant.
By combining new wave and electronic dance music, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s. Though the band’s early years were shadowed by the legacy and basic sound of Joy Division, their experience of the early 1980s New York City club scene increased their knowledge of dance music and saw them incorporate elements of that style into their work. The band’s 1983 hit “Blue Monday”, the best-selling 12-inch single of all time, is one example of how the band transformed their sound.
New Order were the flagship band for Factory Records. Their minimalist album sleeves and “non-image” (the band rarely gave interviews and were known for performing short concert sets with no encores) reflected the label’s aesthetic of doing whatever the relevant parties wanted to do, including an aversion to including singles as album tracks.
New Order announces details of a brand new single, “People On The High Line,” out on July 29, 2016. The fourth single to be…Read More
Uk legends, New Order have announce Complete Music – a brand new edition of their latest album, Music Complete, to be released on May…Read More
New Order have unveiled a brand new remix from their forthcoming single “Singularity”, out on March 25, 2016, and this one comes courtesy of…Read More
Listen to Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework of “Singularity,” taken from New Order’s forthcoming single, out on March 25. The new single, available on 12”…Read More
New Order has announced the release of their new video for their latest single, “Singularity,” out March 25, 2016 via Mute Records. New Order…Read More
New Order has announced full details for “Tutti Frutti” the latest single to be taken from Music Complete, out digitally on December 11, 2015,…Read More
New Order has announced “Tutti Frutti” as the second single to be taken from their new album Music Complete. “Tutti Frutti,” featuring Elly Jackson…Read More
Today, New Order announces their headline performance at Day For Night Festival in Houston, Texas on December 19th, 2015 in support of their brand…Read More
With much anticipation and fanfare, New Order returns on September 25th with Music Complete, its 10th studio album and debut for Mute, a decade…Read More
New Order is excited to reveal a brand new track from their forthcoming album Music Complete, out next week. “Plastic” sees New Order return to…Read More
New Order announces they will be ‘Live In Conversation at the 10th Annual Reeperbahn Festival’ on September 25, 2015, the release date of their…Read More