Koko, Camden, London
24 Hour Booking – 0844 477 1000
Tickets £20 include charity donation to MIND & Forever Manchester
Friday 18th January 2013
Peter Hook And The Light debut performances in January of the first two albums released by New Order, “Movement” (1981) and “Power Corruption And Lies” (1983) have now seen the Manchester Cathedral concert sell out entirely whilst tickets continue to move quickly for the larger capacity Koko in London the preceding evening.
With the band playing thalbums in full and sequential order, one of the hallmarks of The Light’s live performances to date, the band are also set to revisit the many classic singles of the 1981 to 1983 including “Ceremony”, “Everything’s Gone Green”, “Temptation” and “Blue Monday” which New Order generally omitted to include on the albums, considering the LP’s should stand alone in comparison to the single releases.
As with the other albums across the Joy Division and New Order canon, both albums have stood the test of time with the period marking the emergence of the new band and their developing sound whilst also, most notably on “Movement” referring back to Joy Division musical template.
Support at both concerts comes from Manchester based Modern Blonde, comprising Adam and Tom Greenhalgh alongside Ben Silver. Over the past two years they have released 35 songs spread over two albums, available to download free from their Bandcamp page linked below. They have drawn comparisons to Kraftwerk, Ariel Pink, R Stevie Moore and Frank Zappa and are currently working on a third album as well as regularly performing live.
As with the previous debut album concerts by The Light, both gigs benefit two charities, Mind, the mental health charity and Forever Manchester, a local Manchester charity which supports numerous community based initiatives.
For more info on Modern Blonde check here – http://modernblonde.bandcamp.com
For videos and concert footage from The Light check -www.youtube.com/peterhookandthelight
"Movement exists almost exactly in between Joy Division's post-punk sound and the synth-pop style that would come to define New Order and influence pop music for decades".
“Edging towards a new Northern model of awkward angst disco....One of bassist and vocalist Peter Hook's favourite New Order albums.”
On “Power Corruption And Lies”
"A landmark album of danceable, post-punk music,”
(On Power Corruption And Lies) there are few songs that sound so utterly transcendent, and few moments in music that carry so much emotion. Here is "no hearing or breathing, no movements, no colours, just silence"; here is peace among men; here is a new, bold beginning.
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