We’re thrilled to announce legendary Manchester band New Order will be playing Transmission 005 at Live From Jodrell Bank. Not only are this much-loved band performing in the shadow of the Lovell telescope but they are curating an outstanding day of music celebrating Manchester’s rich music scene.
One of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the last four decades New Order pioneered the electronic sound that helped pave the way for the dance/house music explosion at the end of the 80s. The band has had a profound influence on music and is cited by legions of artists as an inspiration. They have released 9 studio albums, the last of which ‘Lost Sirens’ was released in 2012. Their shows last year were euphorically received as the band played a set of classic anthems including Bizarre Love Triangle, True Faith, Temptation and the almighty 1983 hit Blue Monday which became the the best selling dance track of all time that celebrates it’s 30th anniversary of release this year!
New Order’s Stephen Morris said today “Playing at Jodrell Bank is going to be really exciting. I grew up not far from there, and I remember riding my bike over to it all the time when I was a little lad.
I saw Flaming Lips play there and they was brilliant. Really special. We’re going to try to do something special too, but we’re not telling you what! I do plan to take my life-size Dalek and Cyberman up there for the weekend at the very least.
Unfortunately it’s likely that Gillian will have to spend the whole show blindfolded because she’s got a phobia of radio telescopes, so naturally she’s terrified of Jodrell Bank. We used to drive past it, and every time she’d need to duck under the dashboard when we got close. “
This is an unmissable opportunity to see an iconic act in an iconic setting.
Johnny Marr formed The Smiths in 1982 when he was just 18 and they went onto become one of the most important bands in the history of music and Johnny Marr one of the greatest guitarists the UK has ever produced. Their giant, euphoric and instantaneous anthems spoke to a generation and Johnny Marr is a man whose calling was always to write great music. Post The Smiths Marr has spent his time playing guitar in a succession of great acts such as The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs bringing a shimmering majesty to their recordings and live shows and finally released his debut solo album The Messenger which has met with huge critical acclaim.
Johnny Marr and New Order’s Bernard Sumner formed Electronic at the end of the 80’s, a classic alternative pop group and this is a rare opportunity to catch them sharing the same stage.
Salford’s finest Electro-Indie trio The Whip reached the mainstream with their debut album ‘X Marks Destination’ which received huge critical acclaim and was followed up by numerous tracks on the famous Kitsune compilations. The Whip’s crisp production was noticed by many and they were commisioned to remix tracks for the likes of Hadouken, Editors and The Courteeners.
The Whip have had their tracks featured across a wide range of computer games, TV adverts and TV programs, especially ‘Trash’ which is well known as backing track for ‘Rude Tube’. The Whip are widely known as one of the best live acts to come out of Manchester and their live sets mirror their many different influences including rock, indie, pop and electronic music. The Whip always get the crowd moving and are not one to be missed!
When Bernard Sumner heard Rambo & Leroy’s self-release, Last One Standing, it was enough to spark an idea into life. Jake Evans’ fully rounded vocals, an ear for perfect pop and supreme guitar playing, became integral in turning that spark into a very real prospect. It was at a mutual friends birthday party when, on hearing Evans perform some Neil Young tunes,Sumner
Bad Lieutenant was born. The subsequent release ofNever Cry Another Tear earned plaudits the world over (reaching no.2 in the US Amazon download chart), and whipped up a media frenzy from the word go.
New Order’s Sumner, Morris & Cunningham’s precise rhythms, arrangements and poignant lyrics, along with Blur’s Alex James’ unmistakable bass approach, augmenting Evans’ own heart rendering vocals and emotive writing, beautifully. It was a partnership eagerly anticipated.
Live, Evans brings a new dimension to proceedings – both as co-frontman (with Sumner) on Bad Lieutenant material, and instrumentalist on the Joy Division/New Order musical heritage. The band have played to sold out audiences across the UK and Europe, performing at major festivals and venues.
Evans’ first solo gig was confirmed as support for the newly reformed ‘New Order’ in December of last year where he wowed audiences with his own brand of pop, rock and soul.
Hot Vestry are an Experimental Indie Rock band from Macclesfield, England. They formed in 2009 and have played all around the North-West. They have played several venues in Manchester, including The Roadhouse, Club Academy and Sound Control. Hot Vestry have played alongside the likes of Badly Drawn Boy, The Chapman Family, and The Ruskins and recently, they have also supported New Order for the DJ shows.
The quartet’s success is even more impressive when taken into account their age, all four are just teenagers. The bands enigmatic and energetic performances haven’t gone un-noticed, and have won the band much deserved praise. The band were crowned ‘Best teen band in and around Manchester’ by Halcyon Days Magazine and continue to impress fans and critics alike. We look forward to watching these hotly tipped youngsters play in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope.