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.”
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Information and picture from GQ Magazine