Written by: Alex Green
New Order has signed with Mute Records.
Mute’s founder Daniel Miller issued a statement regarding the two entities joining forces and his enthusiasm was apparent: “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. When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We’ve already had a number of creative conversations, and I am looking towards an exciting future.”
Founded by Miller in 1978, Mute has had everyone from Depeche Mode to Nick Cave on their roster.
The legendary band signed with the legendary label and announced immediately they will be returning to the studio to continue working on their new record.
New Order debuted two new songs (“Plastic” and “Singularity”) during recent live shows that will probably end up being on the as-of-yet untitled effort.
Last year during a live set at the Jodrell Bank event in Cheshire, the band’s frontman Bernard Sumner admitted that his band would be swinging for the fences on their next record. Seconds before launching into “I’ll Stay With You,” Sumner told the audience that New Order were working on a new album.
“We’re going to release new material at some point,” he said. Then he added, “…it’s going to be the next Sgt. Peppers.”
New Order released a statement regarding their pairing with Mute and not a word about the Beatles was mentioned: “New Order are delighted to be signing to Mute. We couldn’t imagine a better place to be than working with Daniel Miller and his team. Mute has a superb roster of artists and a history that complements our own. In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots.”