New Order announced today they had set up a Twitter account for Joy Division. Peter Hook, who left the group in 2007, issue a frosty reply. “Thanks for telling me,” he wrote. “As a member of @joydivision it would have been nice to have been informed.”
New Order recently revealed they had signed with Mute for a new album, which would be their first without Hook. The planned release extends an ongoing back-and-forth between Hook and his former band. In 2011, when New Order performed their first concerts since Hook departed amid public disagreement, he said in a statement, “Everyone knows that New Order without Peter Hook is like Queen without Freddie Mercury, U2 without the Edge.”
Check out the live debut of the new New Order’s song “Singularity” below.