The band say they are to go their separate ways

After months of speculation, New Order have finally confirmed that they have split.

The news follows months of uncertainty, and a confirmation by bassist Peter Hook at the beginning of the month that the band had decided once and for all to go their own way.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, Hook seemed upset as he explained the situation.

“It has been very sad actually, and it has been very difficult to live with, but that is life, isn’t it?” he said. “But you pick yourself up, you dust yourself off, and you start all over again.”

Pushed to give a reason for the split, he replied simply, “It’s personal”.