June 18, 2009 -
Joy Division stars form new band
Ex-members of Joy Division and New Order
have formed a new band.
recently picked up a prize at this year's Mojo magazine
Lead singer Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris and New
Order guitarist Phil Cunningham have joined forces with Blur's
Alex James for a new project called Bad Lieutenant.
The collective have recorded an album which is due out in
Sumner said: "I'm very proud of it, it's a very good album.
It's pretty guitary too because we've got three guitarists in
The singer confirmed that his new band, which also includes
a number of musicians from his hometown, will be touring later
this year and are planning to play a number of festivals in
Live footage of a track by the band entitled Sink Or Swim
has already surfaced on the internet.
The project formed after New Order split up in 2007
following a public row between bassist Peter Hook and the
Speaking about the break up, Sumner added: "We split into
two factions, there's me Steve and Phil. The other is Peter
"Basically he left the band, that's all I want to say about
New Order formed out of the ashes of Joy Division in 1980
after late lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide.
Their biggest hits were Blue Monday, Regret and World Cup
anthem World In Motion which earned the band their only chart