New Order have signed to Mute – and have begun work on their first full album since 2005’s Waiting For The Sirens Call.
Bernard Sumner told Classic Pop the album – their first without Peter Hook – is sounding “very electronic”. The singer explained: “Our last couple of albums have been very guitar-based and band-y. We wanted to take a break from that.”
The band hope to produce some of the album themselves, though they’ve already completed three songs with Tom Rowlands of the Chemical Brothers. “Tom is a kindred spirit,” Summer said.
Before the album, Sumner publishes his autobiography, Chapter And Verse. Sumner smiled: “There was a biography written about me I didn’t like.
“It’s out of print – I hated people telling me ‘I paid £350 for this on eBay’ and having to say to them ‘It’s not very good.’ “The time felt right.”

(Words: John Earls)