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New Order: Here to stay

New Order | Singles | 8/10

New Order aren’t exactly known for their business acumen – famously, the original ‘Blue Monday’ sleeve cost so much to produce, the record company lost money on each copy sold; their Haçienda nightclub was a moneypit for 15 years. Or their interpersonal harmony – “Bernard’s a twat and he always has been,” estranged bassist Peter Hook has said of the band’s frontman.

But there’s no denying their continued musical influence and – on 2015’s stellar ‘Music Complete’ – relevance. So, even though record company machinations mean last year’s hits ‘Restless’ and ‘Tutti Frutti’ are missing from this collection, ‘Singles’ is a masterclass in evolution. Continue reading New Order: Here to stay


New Order are Brixton-bound with ‘Music Complete’

New Order are playing Brixton Academy in November as part of a European tour supporting their new album, ‘Music Complete’.

The band — comprising original members Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, and Stephen Morris, as well as Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham — perform at the landmark London venue on 16 November 2015.

Tickets are available at Ticketweb from 9am on Friday 10 July.

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