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Joy Division


Interviews


Interview (2012)

Joy Division - Interview

Anthony Strutt talks to bassist Peter Hook about his second book ‘Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division’, which tells of his life in Joy Division


Profiles

New Dawn Fades (2016)

Joy Division - New Dawn Fades

Nicky Crewe attends 'New Dawn Fades', a theatre play on the history of Joy Division


Control (2007)

Joy Division - Control

New biopic 'Control' tells of the life and death of Joy Division's Ian Curtis. The directorial debut of Anton Corbijn who took photos of the band originally, Anthony Strutt finds it to be a masterpiece


Features

The Image That Made Me Weep (2021)

Joy Division - The Image That Made Me Weep

In this month's 'The Image That Made Me Weep' column, Dave Goodwin takes us on a deeply personal journey into a black-and-white picture of Joy Division's Ian Curtis


The Image That Made Me Weep (2020)

Joy Division - The Image That Made Me Weep

In our series 'The Image That Made Me Weep', in which a different one of our writers or photographers writes of a favourite photograph, Cila Warncke reflects on a photograph by Anton Corbijn of Joy Division at Lancaster Gate Underground Station in November 1979.


Ten Songs That Made Me Love... (2015)

Joy Division - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Denzil Watson in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' writes about his favourite songs by Joy Division


Photography

Photoscapes (2015)

Joy Division - Photoscapes

In this 'Photoscapes' Marie Hazelwood photographs Ian Curtis's one-time house and grave


Reviews


Plus Minus: Singles 1976-1980 (2010)


Faultlessly packaged and presented vinyl only Joy Division box set, which is only nevertheless for the hardcore fan


Related


Interviews

Interview Kevin Hewick - Interview

Leicester-based cult musician and singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick talks to John Clarkson about his tenth solo album ‘Never Give Up on A Song’, working with the surviving members of Joy Division just after Ian Curtis’ death and also Adrian Borland and The Sound.


Hadar Goldman
Interview Hadar Goldman - Interview

Marie Hazelwood speaks to musician and entrepreneur Hadar Goldman who is opening a Joy Division museum in Ian Curtis's former house in Macclesfield


Martin O'Neill
Interview Martin O'Neill - Interview

Marie Hazelwood speaks to photographer Martin O'Neill who in 1979 took photographs of Joy Division at an early gig in Manchester


Freebass
Interview Freebass - Interview

Anthony Strutt speaks to New Order and Joy Division's Peter Hook and Mani from the Stone Roses and Primal Scream at a show in London about their bass project, Freebass, and some of their other groups


John and Jehn
Interview John & Jehn - Interview

John & Jehn are a French duo who are based in London and who have just released their debut album. With influences as diverse as Serge Gainsbourg, the Velvet Underground, the Gang of Four, Joy Division and Johnny Cash, John Clarkson speaks to them about their intense on and off stage love affair


Peter Hook
Interview New Order - Interview

Mark Rowland talks to New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook about his new career as a DJ at one of his sets in Carlisle


Yat Kha
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Siberian rockers and throat singers Yat Kha have just released 'Re-Covers', an album of covers of songs by largely British artists including Led Zeppelin and Joy Division. Anthony Dhanendran talks to front man Albert Kuvezin about it


Cabaret Voltaire
Interview Cabaret Voltaire - Interview

One of the most important bands of the late 70's, Cabaret Voltaire were a massive influence on both Joy Division and Nine Inch Nails with their unique brand of electro punk. Guitarist Richard H. Kirk talks to David McNamee about their unique legacy


Profiles

Film
Joy Division Miscellaneous - Joy Division

New documentary 'Joy Division' is the second film about the seminal 80's group in just over six months, but unlike the recent Anton Corbijn biopic 'Control', it tells the band's rather than Ian Curtis' story. Anthony Strutt finds much there for both long term and new fans


Live

Yat-Kha
Ronnie Scott's, London, 11/9/2005 Miscellaneous - Ronnie Scott's, London, 11/9/2005

Yat Kha come from a tiny Siberian province on the borders between Russia and Mongolia. Anthony Dhanendran watches them reinterpret songs from acts as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Joy Division and Captain Beefheart to remarkable effect


Nemo
Buffalo Bar, London, 24/7/2004 Miscellaneous - Buffalo Bar, London, 24/7/2004

Nemo share a love for the likes of Joy Division, Television, Human League and Talking Heads. Back after an enforced break because of line-up changes, Emma Haigh watches them play a compelling set in the London Buffalo Bar


Bikini Atoll
Balham Bedford, London, 12/6/2003 Bikini Atoll - Balham Bedford, London, 12/6/2003

Drawing comparision with Joy Division and Nick Cave, Bikini Atoll are of the rising acts on the London scene. Olga Sladeckova watches them play an impressive set in London's Balham Bedford


New Order
London Finsbury Park, 9/6/2002 New Order - London Finsbury Park, 9/6/2002

Despite near storm conditions, and getting absolutely soaked, Olga Sladeckova reaches near "boiling point" with excitement at New Order's only outside concert of the year


Albums

Revenge
One True Passion : V2.0 Quintron - One True Passion : V2.0

Re-released in 2004 as 'One True Passion : V2.0' with extra tracks, New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook's side project Revenge's debut album 'One True Passion' received a critical pounding upon its original release in 1991. Olga Sladeckova re-assesses it 15 years on


Features

New Order
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... New Order - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Mary O'Meara reflects on her favourite New Order songs


Nicky Crewe
Factory Records Memories Nicky Crewe - Factory Records Memories

Nicky Crewe reflects on what she both remembers and does not remember about knowing from her teens Factory Records boss Tony Wilson and working the door at the legendary Russell and Hacienda clubs


Soundtrack of Our Lives
Joy Division's 'Closer' Miscellaneous - Joy Division's 'Closer'

In the latest in our 'Soundtrack to Our Lives' series, in which writers describe the personal impact on their lives, Denzil Watson writes about Joy Division's second and last studio album, 'Closer'







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