About New Order
The influential Manchester band formed in 1980 by Joy Division members Bernard Summer, Stephen Morris and Peter Hook. Together with Gillian Gilbert they continued to release impressive and inspiring music, which built on the Joy Division legacy and paved the way for New Order to become one of the most influential bands of the ‘80s.
The group became New Order after Joy Division’s singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. The band released their first album under the new name in 1981. Movement, released on Factory Records, received mixed reviews. It was an album of growth for the band.
Power, Corruption & Lies followed in 1983 which saw the group venture to a more electronic-based sound. The album was named one of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.
Low-Life (1985), Brotherhood (1986), Technique (1989) and Republic (1993) followed before the band went on a hiatus to pursue solo projects. They regrouped in 1998 while Gillian Gilbert left the band for a time in 2002. They were joined by Phil Cunningham.
New Order’s line-up in 2015 includes Bernard Summer (vocals and guitar), Stephen Morris (drums), Gillian Gilbert (keyboards, guitar), (Phil Cunningham (keyboard, guitar) and Tom Chapman (bass).
The band’s greatest hits include the seminal electronic anthem Blue Monday and classic singles such as Bizarre Love Triangle, True Faith and Temptation. Prior to New Order, Joy Division’s biggest hits, include Love Will Tear Us Apart and Transmission.