The band explain their slow pace over the past decade…

NEW ORDER have revealed that they "burnt out" following 1993’s ’REPUBLIC’ album, explaining their more relaxed workrate over the past decade.

The band have released just one album - ’Get Ready’ in 2001 - in the past ten years, and have said that a career-spanning gruelling touring schedule left the group feeling the strain.

Singer Bernard Sumner said: "From the days of [a][/a] to the ’Republic’ album, we'd just been touring, and we got burnt out, really."

He added: "We needed to get off the road and dry off for a bit."

However, New Order’s new album ’Waiting For The Sirens Call’ will be released on March 28, with the single ’Krafty’ preceding it two weeks earlier.

Other tracks slated to appear on the album include 'Road To Ruin', 'Jetstream', 'Waiting For The Sirens Call', 'MiniDisc 2', 'Pop', 'Working Overtime' and 'I Told You So'.

The album is divided between guitar tracks in the vein of ‘Get Ready’ and the synth-based tunes that are their trademark.

Sumner told Rolling Stone: "It's pretty rock-y. Reason being, we don't really go out to clubs anymore. We don't own a club anymore. And in order to be a part of that kind of music, you have to be involved in it."

The band have also added new guitarist Phil Cunningham to the line-up. Original members Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris have not had a regular fourth bandmate since longtime keyboard player Gillian Gilbert left to focus on her children.

Sumner said: "It's good to have someone else because I used to have to do all the guitar, and the vocals, and the keyboards."

New Order are set to appear at this year’s Glastonbury festival as well as at the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival on May 1 in California.

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