A new film by Mike Christie for Sky Arts, ‘Decades’ is a part concert and part documentary presentation of iconic Manchester band NEW ORDER. It follows them as they re-stage their acclaimed ‘So It Goes..’ collaboration with conceptual artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesizer orchestra recruited.
Featuring interviews with Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, ‘Decades’ also includes contributions from Peter Saville, Jon Savage and Dave Haslam. Continue Reading ›
Like PET SHOP BOYS, NEW ORDER collaborated with other artists from quite an early stage in their career, as well as later working on their own various projects during the band’s recurring hiatuses. Bernard Sumner in particular relished the opportunity to further his craft by recording with other artists.
So here are 20 tracks which encapsulate the spirit of NEW ORDER through the medium of collaboration and joint working, restricted to one track per project and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
Despite their success, NEW ORDER still got their hands dirty in helping to produce a number of acts for Factory Records and other associated labels. ‘NEW ORDER Presents Be Music’ gathers a selection of these varied recordings.
This is a lavishly boxed 36 track 3CD affair that documents variations on the NEW ORDER theme before solo projects like ELECTRONIC, REVENGE, THE OTHER TWO and MONACO took over. Continue Reading ›
In the wake of the recent tragic incidents in Paris, tonight's show was always going to be an emotional and thought-provoking one. After a short tribute to those who lost their lives and a “Vive la France!” from Bernard Sumner, the band opened their set with ‘Singularity’ from ‘Music Complete’.
Classic tracks ‘Ceremony’ and ‘Age Of Consent’ followed, both staying largely faithful to the originals, unlike several of the song arrangements which were to come later in the set. Continue Reading ›
The troubles in the NEW ORDER camp and the acrimony between Peter Hook and his ex-bandmates have managed to rack up plenty of column inches.
So now with a new record deal with Mute Artists, it's an ideal opportunity for Bernard Sumner and his colleagues (old and new) to prove that after a couple of "so-so" albums, that they still have some creative fire left in them and are able to function without their founder member and bassist. Continue Reading ›