New Order are planning to work on new material in 2013, one of the band's founding members Bernard Sumner has confirmed.

The singer and musician revealed that the band was inspired by comments from fans, who said that they want to hear new songs.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Sumner said: "We finish touring at the end of October, and then we've got November off. After Christmas, we're going to have a meeting about writing some new stuff.

"We've not decided yet, but from what we've seen from travelling around the world is that people want to hear some new stuff. Speaking to journalists and speaking to fans, they seem to really want to hear some new stuff.

"We won't play live as much next year - maybe half the amount we've done this year - and we'll write some new stuff."

New Order released their eighth studio album, Waiting for the Siren's Call, in 2005.

The band reformed last year without bassist Peter Hook. Hook publishs his new book Unkown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division on October 1.