Monday
Mar112019

Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware - A message from Bernard and Stephen.

It has recently come to our attention that there have been items for sale said to have been used by our various bands and associates. We have been contacted by a buyer of items sold as original Joy Division and Martin Hannett equipment, who is concerned that they are not originals.

Please be very cautious regarding the provenance of the items you buy. Many generic vintage instruments can be bought cheaply at online auctions and resold at high profit by claiming a historical connection with us. We advise referencing old photographs, videos and checking serial numbers; they should give you the date and sometimes place of manufacture. 

This was Joy Division’s only Transcendent 2000, and it was hand built by Bernard Sumner. It was not, as recently claimed, stolen in New York along with their other equipment, but was given to a friend decades ago. It is still in his possession and kept in a very safe place.

If you have bought one of Martin Hannett’s so called collection we would doubt its authenticity. These synths were built over many hours of hand soldering and were not available to buy over the counter. To our knowledge, Martin never owned a single Transcendent 2000.

Regarding the bell tree said to be used by Stephen Morris on ‘Atmosphere’, attached here is a description of how the sound was actually made, from an interview Stephen did with Simon Reynolds and published in the book Totally Wired in 2009. 

If in doubt contact us and we will be happy to give our opinion on the authenticity of your instrument.

Tuesday
Mar052019

A Message From Bernard and Stephen

Both Bernard and Steve were very disappointed that Peter Hook had decided to sell copies of the letters between Ian and Annik in his “signature collection” auction on Saturday. They considered them to be very private and personal correspondence. We had also been contacted by many people, some closely connected, who also expressed their unhappiness with this proposed sale.  

It was a relief to see that Peter chose to withdraw them from the sale, prior to Saturday’s auction. 
We noted that the money from the proposed sale was to be donated to The Christie hospital, so Bernard and Steve have personally made a donation of £1,500 to The Christie.

Although previously Annik had given permission for extracts to be published we hope that the entirety of the letters will remain as they were intended to be, private.

Thursday
Feb282019

TRANSMISSIONS Trailer

This is the story of Movement. Told by New Order.

 Weekly episodes of TRANSMISSIONS will start on the band's YouTube channel from next Thursday (7th March). Subscribe now and turn notifications on:

Thursday
Feb282019

Victorious Festival 2019

 

We're heading to the South Coast of England this August to headline Victorious festival. closing the weekend on August 25th. Head over to their website for further information and to book your day/weekend tickets, which are on sale now: https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/

 

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Tuesday
Feb052019

Northside 2019

 

We're returing to Denmark to perform at Northside Festival on 7th June 2019! You can find out more information about the festival and how to get tickets here: https://northside.dk/

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Friday
Feb012019

Sweden 2019

 

We're delightedto announce that we will be returning to Sweden to perform at Dalhalla Amphitheatre in July 2019. Tickets go on sale Monday 4th February at 10:00 CET here : http://po.st/kgZ0w8

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Wednesday
Jan302019

Lowlands, Netherlands 2019

 

 

Netherlands, we're heading your way this August to perform at Lowlands Festival. Find out more about the festival and tickets here: https://lowlands.nl/english

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Monday
Jan282019

Bristol 2019

 

We're thrilled to have added a second UK date to our 2019 summer calendar in Bristol. Tickets go on general sale Friday 1st February at 10am here: www.colstonhall.org

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