On this day in history (November 13, 1981), New Order released their debut album Movement – the first album following the suicide of Joy Division’s front man Ian Curtis.
Showtime will air a documentary about our beloved New Order on the Showtime network starting November 8. Produced and directed by Mike Christie, the film will document the group during their series of shows at the Manchester International Festival that took place last June.
Sonic Youth frontman, Thurston Moore, is releasing a trio of 7″ singles for the songs Spring Swells, Three Graces and Pollination. Each single is an excerpt from a 2019 concert mixed by Wobbly. The b-side of every single will be a cover of a New Order track.
Factory Records is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary with the release of two special edition box sets titled “Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979” and “Factory Communications: 1978-92”.
New Order singer Bernard Sumner has received the Integro Outstanding Achievement award at the 2019 O2 Silver Clefs awards. This award was granted to him for his aid in the music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins. Blondie, Patti Smith and Robert Plant have received this award in years past. He was presented the award by The Chemical Brothers.
New Order has announced that they will perform a residency at the Fillmore Miami Beach in 2020. Called “Four At The Fillmore”, there will accordingly be four shows from January 14 – 18 and tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10am EST.
ast night was the 4th annual Release Athens festival in Athens, Greece. The festival featured performances from Iggy Pop, New Order, James, Johnny Marr, Morcheeba, Hooverphonic, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and more. During Johnny Marr’s performance, he invited Bernard Sumner on stage to join him for a reunion of their classic Electronic song Get The Message.
The results are in and How Soon Is Now from The Smiths has defeated New Order’s 1963 in the final game. While people don’t typically think of the song as a B-side, it was in fact featured as such before making it’s first album appearance.
New Order will be hitting the road in Europe this August. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday April 26th at 10am CET. Below are the announced cities that they will be playing. Hopefully, they will be visiting a city near you.
This is the final game in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There were a few surprises on the way here. Depeche Mode’s Sea Of Sin was a favorite to make the Final Four. Additionally, The Cure had the most songs represented in the tournament yet none of them made the final. The tournament is also not without controversy. How Soon Is Now is generally considered to be an album track. However, before it appeared on Hatful Of Hollow and Meat Is Murder, it was a B-side to the single William It Was Really Nothing.
The final 4 teams are left in the Best of the B-sides tournament. While both matchups are difficult, the game between The Cure and New Order is insane. How do you choose between those two? We are close to the end here so make sure to get your votes in so that you can influence…
B-Sides Tournament Round 4: The Smiths, Joy Division, David Bowie, XTC, Duran Duran, The Cure, New Order
The final 8 teams are left in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There are one or two surprises in this list, but it’s a pretty solid collection of tracks. Good luck choosing between these