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New Order's Bernard Sumner announces debut album with new band

Blur's Alex James also helps out on the album

New Order's headline set in 1989 marked a radical shift in the festival's musical policy, away from mainstream pop and towards indie. That year saw performances from the likes of My Blody Valentine, The Wedding Present and Jesus Jones, prompting NME to declare: "Some day all festivals will be made this way, everyone will love each other and there'll be no such thing as a bad pop group."
New Order's Bernard Sumner has announced details of his new band Bad Lieutenant's debut album.

Formed in 2007 alongside former Marion man (and New Order guitarist) Phil Cunningham and newcomer Jake Evans, Bad Lieutenant release 'Never Cry Another Tear' on October 5.

Evans is the group's lead vocalist, and Sumner was quick to praise the Macclesfield-born musician in a statement.

"We've worked hard on it [the album] and I'm proud of it. It's also important because it gives people the chance to hear a gifted new singer and guitar player who I think's really talented," he said.

The band spent a year writing, recording and mixing the album on the outskirts of Manchester, calling on some famous friends to help out - including Blur's Alex James and New Order/Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris.

Debut single 'Sink Or Swim' is scheduled for release on September 21.

The band are also expected to tour, with Morris and bassist Tom Chapman completing the live line-up.

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