Joy Division

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'You could call the show Love Will Tear Us Apart': Russell T Davies on the music of It's a Sin
The series creator and director Peter Hoar on the uncoolest anthems of the 80s, being given the nod by Kate Bush and how a soundtrack can make or break a story

Alim Kheraj

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Being invited into my son’s music appreciation group was the best Father’s Day present | Paul Mitchell
We started chatting about deep stuff, things we normally wouldn’t find a way to discuss

Paul Mitchell

05, Sep, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Joy Division: all of their songs, ranked!
It’s 40 years since the release of their final album, Closer. From flexidiscs to French magazine giveaways, which tracks match up to the Manchester band’s beautiful, brutal best?

Alexis Petridis

17, Jul, 2020 @8:50 AM

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Joy Division is perfect for the Covid-19 crisis
Brief letters: JD Wetherspoon | Joy Division | Simon and Garfunkel | Shy and socially distant | Baby boom

Letters

25, Mar, 2020 @7:20 PM

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Stone stolen from grave of Joy Division's Ian Curtis
This is the second time the singer’s grave has been vandalised, after an inscription stone was stolen in 2008

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Aug, 2019 @8:23 AM

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Peter Saville’s Blue Monday: a design prophecy
The English graphic designer began to explore computer-led design in the early 80s

Skye Sherwin

19, Jul, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Hit Factories by Karl Whitney review – British cities and the music they produced
Why did synth-pop emerge in Sheffield and trip-hop in Bristol? A voyage through Britain and the bands who wrote the soundtrack to decades of change

John Harris

19, Jun, 2019 @6:30 AM

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'Like the centre of a wheel': the eternal influence of Joy Division
Forty years after their debut album, the Manchester band continue to influence not just music, but graphic design, literature, film and more. Moby, the Killers, Jon Savage and others explain why

Dave Simpson

18, Jun, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Jon Savage: ‘Something about Joy Division transcends their time and place’
The music writer explains the roots of his new oral history of the band

Tim Lewis

24, Mar, 2019 @9:30 AM

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'He showed you didn’t have to be angry to be punk': musicians on Pete Shelley
Glen Matlock, Peter Hook, Jon Savage and other punk luminaries pay tribute to the former Buzzcocks frontman

Laura Snapes

07, Dec, 2018 @4:57 PM

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'It was like working in a mill, but with drugs': how indie labels reinvented British music
It’s 40 years since Rough Trade, Mute and Factory Records used an anti-industry attitude to give a voice to the likes of Joy Division and Depeche Mode. The labels’ founders recall why they had to rip things up and start again

Daniel Dylan Wray

29, Nov, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Joy Division inspired me to write – but could I write about their music? | Sophie Mackintosh
Man Booker longlisted author Sophie Mackintosh explains how writing a short story based on Unknown Pleasures led her back to the music that made her want to be an author

Sophie Mackintosh

19, Sep, 2018 @2:23 PM

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