New Order have recruited Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop and Elly Jackson (La Roux) for their new album ‘Music Complete’.
Flowers named The Killers after the band in New Order’s video for ‘Crystal’, and has become a good friend of the band. Here on Music Complete he lends his unmistakable vocals on ‘Superheated’, giving the album a fittingly epic closer.
Following an enthralling guest appearance performing ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ at the Tibet House benefit in New York last year, Iggy Pop now applies his unique tones to ‘Stray Dog’, creating a brooding track that blends perfectly with the eclectic array of sounds on Music Complete.
Featuring on ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘People On The High Line’ and providing backing vocals on ‘Plastic’, Elly Jackson first supported New Order on their 2014 tour with her band La Roux, starting a mutual appreciation of each other’s work.
In addition to this stellar cast of guests, New Order will be showcasing their new album with live shows in the UK and Europe.
NEW ORDER ‘ NOVEMBER EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
4 Nov – Paris, Casino de Paris
6 Nov – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
8 Nov – Stockholm, Annexet
11 Nov – Berlin, Tempodrom
16 Nov – London, Brixton Academy
19 Nov – Glasgow, Academy
21 Nov – Liverpool, Olympia
24 Nov – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
New Order 2015 are: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham
Music Complete is produced by New Order, except ‘Singularity’ and ‘Unlearn This Hatred’, both produced by Tom Rowlands, while ‘Superheated’ features additional production by Stuart Price. Strings on the album, performed by the Manchester Camerata, are arranged by Joe Duddell. Long-term collaborator Peter Saville provides art direction.
MUSIC COMPLETE TRACKLIST
4. Tutti Frutti
5. People On The High Line
6. Stray Dog
8. Nothing But A Fool
9. Unlearn This Hatred
10. The Game
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