13 bands to follow if you love Joy Division

Despite only officially releasing two albums together in their time as a band – 1979’s Unknown Pleasures and 1980’s Closer – it’s not hyperbolic to state that Post-punk pioneers Joy Division are one of the most influential bands of all time. Each individual element of the Manchester band was unique to them when they first emerged: Peter Hook’s low-slung bass, Stephen Morris’ seemingly disconnected drum patterns, Bernard Sumner’s wiry guitar tone and, of course, Ian Curtis’ deep, unsettling baritone. 

Since their emergence in the late 1970s, plenty of bands have tried to beg, borrow and steal from their distinctive sonic template with varying degrees of success. Here, five new bands who actually nail it.

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