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 Lowlifeat Royale on November 8. Hook will be opening the show as well, playing Joy Division songs under the Slaves of Venus moniker.