Peter Hook & The Light @ Metro Theatre, Sydney, October 2nd 2017 Ten days after announcing a settlement with the rest of New Order concerning his use of various New Order and Joy Division assets on merchandising and in the promotion of shows by his new band, Peter Hook returned to Australia for a tour that honours the legacy of both acts, but for this particular show, … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Peter Hook & The Light @ Metro Theatre
by Chris Familton In both popular and fringe culture the dark has been rising steadily over the last decade and it is showing no signs of retreating into the shadows. Fascination with death, ghosts, the dark arts and melancholy have always been important signifiers of all art forms yet this current trend in Hollywood movies and in many musical genres is tantamount to a gothic … Continue reading FEATURE: Why So Glum?
written by Chris Familton The story of Joy Division’s journey from post punk pioneers through the tragic suicide of frontman Ian Curtis and the subsequent and unexpected reincarnation as New Order is one that has been told many times over the decades. As far as legends go theirs is a classic tale of innocence, disaster and resurrection and though it has been romanticised to some … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Joy Division/New Order | TOTAL