So this is Permanence – Joy Division – Lyrics and Notebooks of Ian Curtis


So this is permanence

Faber & Faber release So This is Permanence: Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks in Hardback Form
So this is Permanence – Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks Released By Faber on October 16th

Links to purchase :

A limited Edition was also made available for sale from Faber, unfortunately the Limited Edition has now sold out!

Limited Edition book deatails were as follows:

– 200 copies for sale at £200 available to buy on the Faber & Faber website
– 304pp as per standard edition, plus tipped-in signed numbered limitation page
– Book to be full-bound in pale grey cloth, title blocked on front and spine in grey foil
– Head and tailbands, coloured endpapers
– Inside front of  case to have paper envelope attached, containing exclusive high-quality  print reproduction of ‘She’s Lost Control’ lyrics as per notebooks, also  to be signed and numbered
– Black cloth-covered covered slipcase, grey foil on front only




New Order sign NEW Record Deal with Mute Records!

New Order sign new reord deal with Mute Records!



8 Tracks “ready for NEW ALBUM!)

New Order have signed to the legendary independent label Mute, which will release their 10th studio album worldwide. “We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team,” the band said of their new home. “Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways, joining the label feels like we are coming home.” (The band’s Bernard Sumner had recently suggested the band might be working with DFA Records.)

Saying the move to their new label was a return to their “independent roots”, the group leave behind Warner Music, which released their last album, 2013’s Lost Sirens. New Order were previously part of London Records’ roster following their most famous label alliance, with Factory Records. That label was said to have faced bankruptcy partly due to the band’s hefty production costs: Blue Monday became the bestselling 12-inch single in the UK after its release, but its high production costs meant Factory lost money on every copy sold of the original die-cast cut sleeve. New Order now join Mute’s diverse list of artists, which includes Goldfrapp, Liars, Swans, Erasure, Can, Grindermand and Nick Cave and the Badseeds.

“I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history,” Mute founder Daniel Miller explained. “When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order.”
Formed in 1980 following the demise of Joy Division, New Order released their first album, Movement, through Factory in 1981. Now consisting of Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, the band are currently plotting their new album – their first without their original bassist, Peter Hook. “We’ve written eight songs already, so we just need another two,” Sumner said in a recent interview. “Then we’ve got to record everything.”

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New Order awarded GQ “Inspiration” Award



In the 35 years since they formed out of Joy Division, New Order have redefined an entire music genre, released the biggest-selling 12-inch of all time, recorded the finest ever football anthem (“World In Motion”) and been responsible for the some of the most iconic artwork ever committed to sleeve. Over nine albums, from 1981’s Movement to last year’s Lost Sirens the band have evolved from Manchester post-punk electro pioneers into global elder statesmen of dance music, and rare is the dance-floor filler that doesn’t bear New Order’s influence somewhere along the way.
This year, the band – Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham – toured North America, performed DJ sets across the globe and readied new material for an EP, while singer Sumner found time to write his autobiography. Now, they cap it all by picking up the Inspiration award at GQ’s Men Of The Year awards.

Receiving the gong, Sumner says, “Inspiration means we inspire other bands to make money. But we still get the awards so thank you very much.”

You can also listen to an interview with Bernard Sumner and Q Magazine on the Following Link:

Information and picture from GQ Magazine

New Order. Joy Division and Me – Bernard Sumner in conversation with legendary DJ Dave Haslam – MCR 21/9 – Liverpool 30/9 (Extra Date!)

Bernard Sumner Book Latest – LIVE Q & A Session with legendary DJ Dave Haslam


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Join founding member and lead guitarist of Joy Division and lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner as he talks about his long-awaited autobiography CHAPTER AND VERSE in conversation with DJ/writer Dave Haslam, In the book, Bernard tells the full story behind two of the most influential bands of all time.

From his childhood and then onto the early days of Joy Division, Bernard describes the band’s enormous critical and commercial success as well as the tragic death of Ian Curtis and the formation of New Order. This story is populated by some of the most colourful and creative characters in music history, including Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and Martin Hannett.

The book will be available for sale at the Royal Exchange on the day — and after the onstage event Bernard will do a book signing.

Royal Exchange info / Adress

Royal Exchange Theatre
St Ann’s Square,
M2 7DH


Also at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool on 30th September.

Tickets for Liverpool here:

Peter Hook & The Light Announce Cardiff Show For Debut Concerts Of New Order’s “Low Life (1985)” & “Brotherhood” (1986)

Peter Hook & The Light Announce Cardiff Show For Debut Concerts Of New Order’s “Low Life (1985)” & “Brotherhood” (1986)




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Concerts Feature All Material 1983 – 1987
“From Confusion To True Faith”




“This is New Order reinvigorated, reenergized; Hooky has arguably reclaimed the songs and is delivering them with heart and soul.”              Louder Than War
Weds 24th Sept 2014   Glee Club, Cardiff (Warm Up Show)
Thurs 25th Sept 2014   The Ritz, Manchester
Sat 27th Sept 2014   Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Tickets – Cardiff
Manc / London
In advance of their London and Manchester shows performing New Order’s third and fourth albums, “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” for the first time in September 2014, Peter Hook & The Light are to return to Cardiff for their third warm up show in the city, Wednesday 24th September at Glee Club.
Having played to sold out crowds at Clwb Ifor Bach in January 2013, the band’s first ever “Movement”/”Power, Corruption & Lies” performance as well as in Cardiff, The Light then performed Joy Division’s two albums at The Globe, prior to their trip to China this Spring so the band’s gig continues the band’s run of warm ups in the Welsh capital.
With both “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” performed in full, the shows will also include the other tracks from arguably New Order’s greatest period taking in Thieves Like Us” “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “The Perfect Kiss”, alongside album tracks such as “Elegia”, “Sooner Than You Think”, “Paradise”, and “Every Second Counts”.
With The Light’s concerts running up to 1987, New Order enjoyed their biggest international hit “True Faith”. Some seven years after the demise of Joy Division and a decade on from first forming, the band had come full circle to hit heights never thought possible, showing that “Dreams Never End”.
Peter Hook & The Light’s “Lowlife” & “Brotherhood” concerts chart New Order’s final stage of evolution from the post punk of Joy Division to defining themselves as electro pop pioneers at the cutting edge of the emerging club scene in the mid to late Eighties. /
On Peter Hook And The Light Live
“Not only did Hooky and his band open the show with Joy Division songs, he proceeded to play New Order’s two full albums and a stellar encore….Hooky and his band really put 110% into this show.” LA Record
“Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen have competition when it comes to marathon concerts. Stepping into the ring is former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, whose current tour finds him on stage for three hours.” Irish Independent
“Taking in the show, I could imagine that this is what it might have felt like hearing the original New Order playing that material back in the day.  More organic and authentic to the time. I really, really enjoyed this show immensely.” Rock Subculture
“Best decision I made all year? Quite possibly…. My god, man. Go see this band…. Well played, Mr. Hook. Well played.” The Pale Drummer
“Besides the experience of witnessing an authentic and honest reproduction of the material, a significant element of the show was Peter Hook’s relentless engagement with his instrument; never have I seen anyone play an instrument in such a sustained way for so long. His stage presence and showmanship added to the performance as well; this, combined with equalling dedication from the rest of the Light, resulted in a great documentation – and celebration – of the early days of New Order.” Counterpoint Magazine

Peter Hook And The Light Summer 2014 Live Dates
Thurs 3rd July – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – Movement / Power, Corruption & Lies –
Fri 4th July – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, UK – Movement / Power, Corruption & Lies –
Sat 5th July  – Tokyo, York, UK – Movement / Power, Corruption & Lies –
Sun 6th July – The Hop Farm Festival, Kent, UK – Joy Division / New Order Set –
Thurs 10th July – Live At Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Nr Dublin, Ireland  – Joy Division  Set –
Sun 27th July, Stockton Weekend, Stockton On Tees, UK – Joy Division / New Order Set –
Fri 1st Aug – Umbria Rock Festival, Umbria, Italy – Joy Division / New Order Set –
Sat 2nd Aug – Lounge On The Farm – Canterbury, Kent, – Joy Division / New Order Set –
Sun 3rd Aug – Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK – Joy Division / New Order Set –
Sat 16th Aug – Voewood Festival, Norfolk, UK – Joy Division / New Order Set –
Sun 17th Aug – Alt-Fest, Kettering, UK – Unknown Pleasures –
Sun 7th Sept – Bestival, Isle Of Wight, UK – Unknown Pleasures –
Sun 13th Sept – Heartlands. Cornwall, UK – Joy Division / New Order Set –
Weds 25th Sept – Glee Club, Cardiff, UK – Low – Life / Brotherhood –
Thurs 25th Sept – The Ritz, Manchester, UK – Low – Life / Brotherhood –
Sat 27th Sept – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK – Low – Life / Brotherhood –

Further dates coming soon!


New Song “Plastic” played for the first time yesterday!

New Order showcased another new track last night when they played @ Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
The New track is titled “plastic”, check it out on the Youtube link below: