Joy Division Articles

University launch British Pop Archive with unseen items from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis

University launch British Pop Archive with unseen items from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis

Announcing the British Pop Archive at the university’s very own John Rylands Library. Including artefacts from Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, New Order, the Sex Pistols, and Granada Television.
Record Reappraisal: Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

Record Reappraisal: Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division

In 1979 the Macclesfield four piece, along with the help of manager Rob Gretton, producer Martin Hannett, and Factory, let the winds of the industrial north-west blow over their strings and gave us Unknown Pleasures: an album that’s impact can still be felt today
Opinion: Is Manchester’s music scene still thriving?

Opinion: Is Manchester’s music scene still thriving?

James Carroll talks you through the histroy of Manchester’s iconic music scene and the bands that shaped it, from golden oldies Joy Division to one of the biggest bands in the world right now, The 1975
Artefact of the Week: Tony Wilson Mural

Artefact of the Week: Tony Wilson Mural

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Theo Bennett explores a tribute to Manchester music mogul Tony Wilson: the latest Akse mural to grace the side of a Northern Quarter substation
Interview: Shame

Interview: Shame

“Shame, Shame, Shame, that’s the name” snarled the pompous, yet undeniably meritorious Charlie Steen
Live Review: The Wombats

Live Review: The Wombats

The Wombats bring their relentless energy to the Academy for a second sold out show

A summer of art in Manchester

With summer on the way find out what Manchester’s galleries have got in store

Live: Joy Division Reworked – The Heritage Orchestra

It’s Joy Division as you’ve never heard them before, but is it a testament or a disservice to their legacy?

Five Songs In The Field Of… Manchester

A quick list of five songs that you should know if you’re living in this city.

Joy Division by Kevin Cummins

His look is both determined and dreamy. You may recognise Ian Curtis, and if I say Love Will Tear Us Apart, you will probably think of Joy Division, the legendary band from Manchester who emerged at the very end of the ‘70s. NME photographer Kevin Cummins had the chance to work with Ian Curtis and […]

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