New Order’s Bernard Sumner unveils music by new band – audio

Bad Lieutenant post new single online

New Order singer Bernard Sumner has premiered his new band Bad Lieutenant‘s debut single online.

‘Sink Or Swim’ has been uploaded to the group’s Myspace.com/badlieutenantmusic page, ahead of its September 28 release.

Sumner, who sings the lead vocal on the track, is joined in the band by latterday New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham and singer-guitarist Jake Evans.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Blur bassist Alex James has also contributed to Bad Lieutenant’s debut album ‘Never Cry Another Tear’, which is released on October 5.

According to a recent Tweet on the band’s Twitter.com/badltmusic, the Bad Lieutenant live band “will include [New Order‘s] Stephen Morris on drums and Tom Chapman on bass”.

Earlier this month, New Order bassist Peter Hook admitted that it was his decision to split the band in 2007.

Hook‘s new band Freebass are also set to release their debut material later this year. Talking about going head-to-head with Sumner and Morris in Bad Lieutenant, Hook said: “It’s a bit like a fat version of Blur and Oasis.”