When I think of ‘Bad Lieutenant’ it’s Abel Ferrara’s 1992 crime drama starring Harvey Keitel. But now when I hear the name Bad Lieutenant I’ll no doubt look to the new band featuring members of New Order and Blur who have dubbed themselves with the cool moniker.
The Bad Lieutenant lineup features lead singer Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris and guitarist Phil Cunningham, formerly of New Order, and bassist Alex James of Blur.
New Order called it quits last year due to a falling out with bassist Peter Hook. Sumner told BBC Newsbeat that Bad Lieutennat have completed recording an album, set for release in October.
“I’m very proud of it, it’s a very good album. It’s pretty guitary too because we’ve got three guitarists in the band.”
The new band will tour later this year which includes a bunch of festival dates in 2010.
As for the final chapter of new wave icons New Order, Sumner added:
“We split into two factions, there’s me Steve and Phil. The other is Peter Hook. Basically he left the band, that’s all I want to say about it.”
The group will also perform at the Glastonbury festival later this month, before playing two headline shows at London’s Hyde Park in July.
Here is Bad Lieutenant performing “Sink or Swim”: