Last week, a song purporting to be a lost recording from Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures sessions emerged on the internet.

Even those with a cursory knowledge of the band’s catalogue will have been able to call out the track as a hoax. In case anyone was hoodwinked, Joy Division bassist Peter Hook has now made some typically entertaining pronouncements about the prank:

“I’ve heard it. It’s a hoax and it’s bloody awful. They’re quite clever, these guys, they sound like college kids to me, they’ve captured the atmosphere quite well, but it’s a hoax. If Ian Curtis ever sang lyrics like that, I’d have kicked him up the arse” [via NME]

Hook recently announced that he’ll be performing Joy Division’s Still in its entirety. You can listen to the offending ‘Joy Division’ track below:




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