Sunday November 29, 2020

Arts Interview: Order! Order!

Manchester electro-pop gods New Order have been on the go for 36 years now - but their longevity remains undimmed

28th August, 2016
Tom Chapman, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Bernard Sumner and Phil Cunningham of New Order Pic: Nick Wilson

New Order have been the soundtrack to many indie-electro fans’ lives for decades now. The 1980s icons first came to prominence via their first musical incarnation, as the majestic Joy Division, their development tragically halted by lead singer Ian Curtis’s suicide.

In both bands, Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Peter Hook and the gang crafted music that still sounds remarkably pristine today: think of the skeletal Blue Monday, the nostalgia-fuelled Faith, or, of...

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