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 ›
Factory Records was one of the most iconic record labels that emerged post-punk. Founded in 1978 by Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson and actor Alan Erasmus, Wilson became more widely known for his TV series ‘So It Goes’ so was seen as a champion of new music.
Via its great and not so good and using a restriction of one song per artist moniker, The Electricity Club gives its own take on Factory Records’ arty, but chaotic adventure. Continue Reading ›
WINSTON TONG is best known for writing and singing ‘In A Manner Of Speaking’, a song that was subsequently covered by DEPECHE MODE’s Martin Gore on his 1989 ‘Counterfeit’ solo mini-album.
Originally performed by TUXEDOMOON, Tong had joined the experimental art rockers in a flexible arrangement that allowed him to pursue other projects. One of those was his electropop solo album 'Theoretically Chinese'. Continue Reading ›
"I'd always wanted to be a drum machine" said Stephen Morris, commenting on his very clean and precise drumming style. Morris gives a fascinating and amusing insight into how he harnessed new technology with not just one but two of the most important bands from the post punk era.
He also adds his thoughts on the disastrous NEW ORDER deluxe remasters, the state of the music industry and the possibility of Susan Boyle covering JOY DIVISION! Continue Reading ›