17 September 2012

New Order @ Ibiza Rocks Review

New Order @ Ibiza Rocks

New Order @ Ibiza Rocks Review

New Order is synonymous with Ibiza. Bringing what came to be known as the Balearic sound to the masses with their partly recorded in Ibiza1989 album Technique, so its amazing to find that they have never actually played Ibiza live...until now.

Supporting New Order was The Whip. This is not the Whip's first  time at Ibiza Rocks having last supported Madness last year. Their set included DiveBomb, Riot and the one most familiar to the crowd Trash. They were a great support for the band using a mix of guitars and keyboards to produce an Electro feel to the proceedings.

But as they finished their set and the full capacity crowd waited, you could feel the anticipation in the air. And then as the band emerged the crowd went wild. Starting with Regret and leading into Temptation the band had the crowd easing slowly into the gig and building up the tempo. They did throw in a couple of lesser known Joy Division songs which the majority of the crowd didn't know but once they hit songs like Blue Monday and True Faith the crowd were in seventh Heaven, jumping and chanting along with Bernard Sumner who by this time had taken to dancing around in a "dad dance" stylee. He was obviously loving every single second of being there as were we.

Before you knew it though, the set had finished and the crowd were baying for more, and more they got, with the band returning to finish the show with two of the greatest Joy Division songs, Transmission and Love will tear us apart bringing the whole of Ibiza Rocks to a giant dancing and singing mess. 

This was truly a moment in Ibiza Rocks history and will be remembered for a long time to come. It will be good to see if they can top this. One thing is for sure it will be difficult.

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