Earlier today Mute Records announced that it had signed New Order, and would be issuing the legendary Manchester band’s 10th studio album at an as-yet-undetermined date. The record would also be New Order’s first without founding bassist Peter Hook, who has been at war with the band for a few years now and touring Joy Division and New Order records in full with his new band, the Light.
Well, Hooky responded to today’s news in true fashion, tweeting out: “Delighted to hear we’ve signed to Deaf Records! Or is it Daft?” The tweet also included a screen grab of Bernard Sumner obscured by a cursor key (perhaps telling him to hush?) and a thumbs up from Hooky himself.
Check it out below, and don’t forget — Peter Hook & the Light perform New Order’s Brotherhood and Lowlife at Royale on November 8. Hook will be opening the show as well, playing Joy Division songs under the Slaves of Venus moniker.
Delighted to hear we've signed to Deaf Records! Or is it Daft? pic.twitter.com/jx6adZElEf
— Peter Hook (@peter_hook1) September 2, 2014