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New Order debuts new song “Plastic”

on July 02, 2014, 8:37am

Earlier this year, New Order debuted “Singularity” (fka “Drop the Guitar”), their first new song in nine years. Last night, during a concert at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, the influential outfit teased fans with another new composition entitled, “Plastic”.

Our own Michael Roffman attended the show and had this to say about “Plastic”:

Like “Singularity”, there’s a familiar wash to the song, echoing theirTechnique-era, only with a scruff of Kraftwerk. Lyrically, Sumner riffs on someone who’s “fantastic”, “special”, and “iconic” and I have to imagine it’s a biting commentary on society’s endless obsession with celebrity. Whatever the case, it proved a worthy risk, given that the crowd was clearly their for the hits (which they delivered in full). As Sumner professed, “We have to write some new songs to keep this a viable band.”

Watch fan-shot footage of the performance below.

New Order has been teasing the release of a new full-length album ever since they reunited back in 2011, but still no word on the timetable for its release.


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July 3, 2014 at 4:18 am

Jesus the vocals sound very karaoke

July 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I was there and enjoyed the new song. Definitely Technique-inspired. I remember thinking Bernard was a little off at times on this song, and the drums Stephen Morris missed a couple times. So when he announced it was first time live, it made a lot of sense. Overall, the song was solid and tight. Light show matched very well with the song, ending with a cool pillar/wall effect. Looking forward to hearing the studio version.

July 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Gran track, no paró de escucharlo, si definitivamente TECHNIQUE-ERA (se nota que solo lidera el barco Barney ya) aires a Round & Round en el Beat.
Esperemos que si tiene un productor el nuevo material que sea Tom Rowlands y no Stuart Price (horrible en la producción del nuevo de Example) ah! y que vuelvan a lo grande con un gran MAXI-SINGLE, como los viejos 80s not autone not EDM. Plastic lo merece.


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