DFA Records deny New Order collaboration; New Order sign to Mute
The James Murphy-led label claim that there is no truth to the rumour. Meanwhile, the band have signed to Daniel Miller's company.
Rumours began to circulate yesterday when Bernard Sumner of New Order hinted they may be working with the band.
"I can't talk about any of that just yet,” Sumner said in an interview with Consequence of Sound, "But there is news in the offing"
However, the New York based record label completely denied any potential collaboration.
Dear click-baiting websites who all have our email - there is zero truth to the DFA/New Order news. How come no one bothers to check facts?✅— DFA RECORDS (@dfarecords) September 1, 2014
Meanwhile, in other news: New Order have announced that they have signed to the legendary independent label Mute, home of Depeche Mode. Goldfrapp, Erasure, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and countless others. The label was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978 and were contemporaries of Tony Wilson's Factory Records, the original home of Joy Division and New Order.
Miller says: "I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We've already had a number of creative conversations, and I am looking towards an exciting future”.
At a press launch in London today (2 September), Bernard Sumner revealed that the band had written eight tracks for a new album and that two more were to follow. The new music is said to be "more electronic" but a release date hadn't been pencilled in yet.
The band said: "In many ways joining the label feels like we are coming home, returning to our independent roots."