New Order’s Upcoming Album to Resemble ‘Old-Fashioned New Order’
English new-wave rockers New Order are currently readying their yet-to-be-titled new album, marking their 10th studio effort of their career. While the band is in the midst of the recording process, NME spoke to Bernard Sumner, New Order's current lead vocalist and guitarist, who shared some exciting news. According to Sumner, the record should be completed by the spring, set for a summer 2015 release.
"The most important thing is what we've done sounds amazing," says Sumner. "It's an electronic-sounding album, dance-based but not housey. It's being mixed by Craig Silvey [Arcade Fire, R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, Portishead], and we've worked with Tom Rowlands from the Chemical Brothers on three tracks." He also mentions that the album sounds like an "old-fashioned New Order" record.
The LP will serve as the follow-up to the band's 2013 'Lost Sirens,' which was composed entirely of songs that didn't make the cut for 2005's 'Waiting for the Sirens' Call'. It will mark their first studio album comprised of all new material in nearly a decade (since their founding bassist Peter Hook's departure in 2007). Keyboardist Gillian Gilbert has rejoined the band, so hopefully it all balances out somehow. Only time will tell.