New Order Work On Next Album

Published: 2004-12-09
The newest album from British band New Order can be expected to drop early next year. The band's eighth album, which at this point still remains nameless, is currently being recorded in Bath, England, and is nearing completion. According to an interview with, the new album will sound more like the dancey 1989 album 'Technique' than their more recent work.

The legendary outfit is working on the new record with equally legendary producers in Steven Street (The Psychedelic Furs, Blur, The Pretenders) and John Leckie (XTC, Simple Minds, The Fall). New Order's upcoming album is the follow-up to 'Get Ready', which was released in late 2001.

Not only can fans look forward to another New Order studio album in the near future, but the side project of bassist Peter Hook will also release a live album. The band is called Revenge and the album is called 'All Pain No Gain', set to hit stores on February 7th, 2005. The recordings included on the album are taken from two 1991 performances in Manchester, England and Kawasaki, Japan. Coming in at 70 minutes long, 'All Pain No Gain' houses 14 live tracks.

Formed in 1980, New Order rose from the ashes of beloved post-punk band Joy Division following the suicide of iconic lead singer Ian Curtis. Joy Division never intended to carry on if one of their members should leave for any reason, so the remaining members regrouped to form New Order. This new band would prove to be just as influential as Joy Division, taking on a different sound and releasing their debut album 'Movement' in 1981.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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