Peter Hook And The Light Reviews Round Up Debut Low Life Brotherhood Concerts / Images Uploaded To Site

Posted on Monday, 6 October 2014

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A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measure


Image galleries from The Ritz Manchester here -

Shepherds Bush Empire London here -

The Ritz, Manchester – Thurs 25th Sept 2014

Louder Than War

“An encore of “State Of The Nation”, “Confusion”, “True Faith” and a breath taking version of “Temptation” brings the night to massive ovation and respect on both sides .

“A great evening in Manchester an outstanding show from The Light and signs they are not taking the foot off the pedal.”

45 Mag

“Brotherhood somehow manages to sound even better as the dystopian desperation of “Paradise” prepares the crowd for the denser of the two albums on show this evening. “Weirdo” and “Broken Promise” ramp up the tempo whereas smash-hit “Bizarre Love Triangle” is greeted rapturously.”

“Every Little Counts” with its analogue strings pluckily round off the second half with a little light relief. But the real crescendo of the evening is left until last, when the sonic time-capsules “State of the Nation” and “Confusion” make you wish you’d worn your most vibrant ski-boots and shorts combo to commemorate the occasion.”

“But from time-capsules to timeless classics, incendiary versions of “True Faith” and the impossibly beautiful “Temptation” (both whirled out in their extended 12″ forms) bring the evening to a glowing finale.”

Manchester Confidential

“Unbelievably, the crowd matched Hook's seemingly never ending stamina pound for pound 27 songs later. If that wasn't enough, Hooky returned to the stage to rapturous applause for a rousing rendition ofState of the Nation.

“30 songs after the night kicked off,Temptationgave Hook and his flawless bass performance one last hurrah before a fit to burst Ritz crowd filtered out into the night following this super-long walk down memory lane with one of Manchester's most iconic musicians.”

Northern Soul

Peter Hook and The Lighttreated a packed Manchester Ritz to some seldom-heard pleasures last week.New Order’sLow-LifeandBrotherhoodwere each given a rare run-out, with the evening beginning with a selection of Joy Division classics, including Atmosphere,She’s Lost ControlandIsolation– each as brutally haunting as ever.”

“Listening to the likes ofThieves Like UsorBizarre Love Triangle, I was reminded how bass-dependent the sounds of Joy Division and New Order really were/are – more so than on the varying vocal abilities of Curtis or Sumner. And, asThe Perfect Kisswas halted half way through to enable the removal of an over-juiced idiot starting fights in the pit, I was also reminded that Hooky doesn’t suffer fools gladly.”

Alt Sounds

A photo review of the concert byNuno Saque Ferreira for Altsounds here -

Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – Sat 27th Sept 2014

'A masterclass in euphoria and heartache in equal measure'

Delving into over 30 songs stretching back to the 70s, Hooky and his current outfit performed the entirety of New Order albums Low-Life and Brotherhood - two records that helped shape and define post-punk and synthpop. The result was two hours teeming with heartbreak and affection.....The chronology of the set played perfectly as high spirits continued to grow right up until the end of the show.”


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