Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, frontman Alexis Taylor shed light on the Joy Division cover, which they are recording for the next War Child album, saying: “It is totally different from Joy Division‘s original version.
“It is much more Caribbean-sounding because it features steel pans as the lead instrument.”
Taylor also revealed that the band have a number of songs ready for their next album, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Made In The Dark’, including ‘Alley Cats’ and ‘Thieves In The Night’.
“The songs are more mid-tempo and disco influenced at the moment,” he explained. “‘Made In The Dark’ was all over the place mood-wise and quite aggressive at times. But things are a bit calmer this time.”