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New Order sign to Mute

By | Published on Wednesday 3 September 2014

New Order signing with Mute

New Order have signed to Mute and are working on material for a new studio album, the follow-up to last year’s ‘Lost Sirens’ and their first newly recorded LP since 2005’s ‘Sirens Call’.

Announcing the signing yesterday, Mute boss Daniel Miller said: “This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order and I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history. When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We’ve already had a number of creative conversations, and I am looking towards an exciting future”.

The band added: “New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team. Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots”.

Prior to the announcement, there were rumours that the band were set to sign to DFA, though these obviously turned out not to be true (because they signed to Mute, which I think I already mentioned).

Former bassist Peter Hook remains estranged from the band, and is not part of the current line-up.