OLD NEW ORDER!

The band's first new material in seven years is described as "pure New Order", which is nice...

NEW ORDER have finally gone into the studio to record their forthcoming album after a year of writing, NME.COM can reveal – with bassist PETER HOOK describing the 17 tracks they were working on as “pure NEW ORDER”.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM from Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios in Bath, Hook joked that after 18 years in the business, they should call the album ‘Deja Vu’ and added that it sounded just like his side project Monaco.

He said that the album, New Order’s seventh, would be out early next year and they would be touring the UK to support its release – their first full-on tour since the release of their last album, 1993’s ‘Republic’.

The album is being produced by Steve Osbourne, one half of the Perfecto remixing team with Paul Oakenfold, who New Order worked with on ‘Brutal’, their first new material in almost nine years for the soundtrack to ‘The Beach’.

For more on the album and Hook’s thoughts on the demolition of the legendary Hacienda nightclub see this week’s NME (November 18) in shops in London today (November 14) and throughout the UK tomorrow.