New Order Biography
By combining post-punk 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 helped 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 Manchester-based independent record label 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.
In 1993 the band broke up amidst tension between the band members, but reformed in 1998. In 2001, Cunningham (guitars, keyboards and 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.
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Frontman's memoirs 'Chapter And Verse' will be published in September
- Jul 9, 2014
The band debuted their second new song of the year at the Aragon Ballroom
- Jul 2, 2014
Band play first new song in nine years during gig in Chile
- Mar 31, 2014
Hook added that she should have 'put his foot down' when it came to playing the hits with his old act
- Mar 4, 2014
Frontman sustains injury but vows to fullfil US tour commitments
- Jul 30, 2013
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It’d be a shame if this was really the original New Order’s last word
- Jan 18, 2013
Two discs of NME-approved Godlike Genius
- Sep 28, 2005
The return of the giants
- Sep 19, 2005
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- Apr 7, 2005
Perverse old bastards
- Dec 19, 2002
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