I've been a New Order fan since the 80s - when I used to queue up at record shops on a Monday, behind sulky youths in T-shirts and black trench coats, to buy the latest release - so I bought this out of a sense of loyalty.
I'm not keen on Waiting for the Sirens' Call, and rarely listen to it, so I didn't have high expectations for this EP - effectively the sweepings from the floor after they made that last album.
I have to say, though, that it's not that bad. I actually prefer it to WFTSC. Bernard Sumner said in a recent Guardian interview that it was made at a time when Peter Hook had lost interest in New Order and wanted to pursue his DJing career. I think you can… Read more