New Order - Photo by Kevin Cummins

Photo by Kevin Cummins

As you should by know (and NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION recently also pointed out again) Manchester-based pop legends NEW ORDER are about to release their first album in ten years later  this year. The yet untitled follow-up to 2005’s Waiting For The Sirens’ Call is probably getting a release in autumn 2015 via Mute Records.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris discuss the recording process of their never planned 10th album whose existence is a result of the positive live comeback of the past years. ‘The lines have gotten a bit blurrier than they used to be,’ Summer explains the new band chemistry. ‘We’ve become songwriters instead of instrumentalists.’ Phil Cunningham who has been part of the band since 2001 completes the line-up together with Peter Hook replacement Tom Chapman and Gillian Gilbert who also returns for the first time since 20o1’s Get Ready.

The album will feature the new pieces Plastic and Restless which the band previously already premiered live. Morris on the electronic sound of the record: ‘I fool around with modular synths because you create a sound by accident. There’s a lot of noise, and then you’d stop and see something great. There’s something spontaneous about it. You don’t really get that anymore.’ NEW ORDER are optimistic to release the new record before the year ends. Morris points out: ‘I don’t think we’d ever finish if we didn’t have someone to tell us to stop. It’s hard to let something you’re working on go.’ To get a first impression of what to expect check out Plastic below.