New Order Sign To Mute Records


Mancunian legends (and they're one of the few bands we're going to call legendary without blushing) New Order have found a new home – the perfect fit of similarly legendary electronic label Mute. The band signed with a single album deal with the label yesterday, with Mute label boss Daniel Miller promising a new album from the band in 2015 – they're first in 10 years.

“The next record is great from a song and a sonic point of view." Miller told Mojo, "Even though they haven’t had a record out for a long time they’ve been very active live, so it’s not like a comeback – it’s a continuation of where they were at. I think it fits more into slightly earlier New Order than the more recent albums. I like the more electronic stuff, obviously, that’s my taste. But what’s more important than the style is the song quality. That’s always been very strong, and the new songs are way up there, I think. I’m very excited by it.”

Whether this might signal a potential reunion with former member Peter Hook remains to be seen – although considering Hook was calling New Order leader Bernard Sumner a 'twatto' earlier this year, it remains doubtful…