New Order are currently working on a new album, their first record without bassist Peter Hook.
“We’ve written eight songs already, so we just need another two, really. Then we’ve got to record everything,” guitarist and singer Bernard Sumner said in an interview with Consequence of Sound.
Unlike their last two studio records, Waiting for the Siren’s Call (2005) and Lost Sirens (2013) – which was drawn from the same sessions, the new record will mark a return to electronic music.
“We made a conscious decision with this next set of material for it to be more synth and dance-based,” Sumner explained. “More dance orientated and keyboard orientated. We’re pretty excited about that.”