New Order Plan New Album Release
As the name suggest, The Lost Sirens, consists of songs that were written and recorded for the 2005 release, "Waiting for the Sirens' Call."
"Lost Sirens? Well, it's not really lost," Stephen Morris explains. "I remember that Martin Hannett once had an idea of making a record and burying it in his garden, so that one day someone would dig it up, like a time capsule. We just stuck our record in a cupboard. And now we've got it out.
"When we did the first one we had 20 ideas for songs - we were going through a particularly prolific phase - but we couldn't make a double concept album out of them all, so we thought we'd just do two instead.
"The intention was always to write four or five more songs and then put it out 18 months or so after the first one. When we unearthed it from the cupboard recently, with the intention of re-editing some of the songs, we all agreed they didn't actually need it, and it should just be out there. So here it is."
The eight-track album may be the last time that new material is released from New Order featuring Peter Hook, who left the group in 2007 and was not invited to reunite with the group (Bernard Sumner, Morris and Gillian Gilbert) last year.
[This article has been corrected]