New Order have confirmed that a new album will be released later this year and that two songs, “Plastic” and “Restless” have already been completed – the first of which they debuted live last year, and the latter will be featuring the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands. The album will be the band’s first recording together, since bass player Peter Hook left the group in 2007 but will feature the return of keyboard player Gillian Gilbert.
Speaking about the writing process for the record, which will be the band’s first since 2005’s Waiting For The Siren’s Call – and 2013’s Lost Sirens which was actually recorded at the same time, frontman Bernard Sumner commented: “It’s rainy and cold and wet outside. It’s dark. It’s a good time to write“. Last year the band signed with long-standing independent label Mute Records. Upon signing the group, label founder Daniel Miller commented: “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”. The new album is predicted for an Autumn release.