“Blue Monday” hitmakers, New Order, revealed they are releasing a brand new track from their eagerly awaited album Music Complete out next week. The album will be the band’s first with their new label, Mute.
The track called “Plastic” ushers in the electronic music pioneers return to the dancefloor. The new album is the first since 2013’s Lost Sirens. The track was mixed by Richard X, and will be the latest to be premiered online following the release of the band’s first single “Restless” from the album.
The band also announced they will be live in conversation at the 10th Annual Reeperbahn Festival on 25 September 2015. The event, which will be streamed live online from 6pm UK time, will allow fans the chance to hear the album in full, and then will be followed by a Q&A session that will be hosted by Arthur Baker.
New Order will be on hand to answer questions from fans all over the world, therefore giving a unique insight to the writing and making of the new album. You can post your questions on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #AskNewOrder.
Music Complete will be released on the 25th of September on CD, download, and limited edition clear vinyl. In addition, there will be an exclusive 8-piece deluxe vinyl collection that includes the album plus extended versions of all 11 tracks on coloured vinyl — https://po.st/NewOrderWebsite.
Original bass player and founder member, Peter Hook, is not involved and this will be the band’s first album without him. The current New Order lineup includes frontman Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris, keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, guitar player, Phil Cunningham, and new bassist Tom Chapman, who stepped in to replace Hook.
Check out the video for the band’s first single, “Restless”, taken from the album, Music Complete.
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