New Order’s future in doubt

Drummer says: 'We’ll see what happens'

New Order’s future has been put in doubt.

Drummer Stephen Morris has admitted that he is unsure about the band’s current status.

He said: “I could say there won’t be New Order for a couple of years, but as I said before we’re bad at planning things so let’s see what happens.”

Bassist Peter Hook said that the band’s gig at Buenos Aires Club Ciudad show on November 18 could have been their farewell show.

“This might be our last concert ever,” he told Pagina/12.

Discussing the possibility of new material, Morris added: “What happened is that we got seven songs left from ’Waiting For The Sirens’ Call’ (2005 album) and we didn’t want to make an album that was the rest of another one. Besides ’Waiting For The Sirens’ Call’ wasn’t a successful enough record for our label to say ‘Yes! Yes! Yes’ but more like, ‘Uhmmm, maybe’.

“This is strange time to be New Order. It was good a couple of years ago when everyone was saying we were ‘Godlike Geniuses’ (the band were honoured at the 2005 NME Awards) and the fans recognised the band. There are a lot of New Orders around and we’re the old guys of the neighbourhood, so we should stop for a while and let them take our place.”