- 27 Mar 19
British rock group New Order are currently releasing a series of documentaries online entitled Transmissions. The series will explore the band’s journey to their first album, 1981’s Movement.
The groups’ initial incarnation, Joy Division, dissolved after lead vocalist Ian Curtis’s suicide in 1980. The band, now made up of Bernard Sumner (vocals and guitar), Gillian Gilbert (keyboard and guitar), Peter Hook (bass) and Stephen Morris (drums), re-emerged as New Order the same year. The series will dive into the negotiation of New Order’s fresh identity.
“I remember we used to do really awkward things,” says Gilbert in the Transmissions trailer. “It became, ‘Oh, that’s a really New Order-y thing to do.’”
So far, the first two instalments have been released on New Order’s YouTube channel, with new episodes set to premiere every Thursday. “The definitive story starts here,” the series trailer proclaims.
New Order’s latest box set, Movement: ‘Definitive Edition’, will be released on 5 April. The box set will consist of the original album in both vinyl LP and CD forms, plus a DVD of live and TV performances and CD of as-yet-unheard tracks.
Watch the trailer for Transmissions below.