Digital Music, Single News — September 7, 2020 at 10:57 am

New Order to release first new single in 5 years; ‘Substance’ back on streaming services

After teasing something since last week, New Order today announced it will debut “Be a Rebel,” the group’s first new single in five years, on BBC’s Radio 2 on Tuesday morning, music that comes as the band should have been on a hugely anticipated U.S. tour with Pet Shop Boys.

The song is New Order’s first new music since the release of 2015’s Music Complete album, and you can hear a teaser via the band’s tweet that’s embedded below.


New Order — now slated to tour with Pet Shop Boys this time next year — next month will release what’s being billed as the “definitive edition” of Power, Corruption & Lies, reissuing the 1983 album in a five-disc, multi-format box set that will include 13 previously unreleased tracks.

The band also has restored its beloved 1987 singles compilation Substance to streaming services after a long absence, complete with the second disc of B-sides — you can hear it below.






  1. Substance (albeit a best of) is one of the best albums of the 80s. Pure gold!

  2. James Ingles

    New song is very Technique with the optimism of “Krafty” love the positivity!

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