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TRANSMISSION

THE SOUND OF

JOY DIVISION

Devoted to recreating the atmosphere of a live Joy Division gig, Transmission emulate the sound of one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era. Joy Division were formed in the late 1970s and dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. The remaining members went on to form New Order and have achieved much critical and commercial success. The influence of Joy Division, however, was far reaching. They were considered the pioneering band of the post-punk movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Forty years on you can still relive the dark cavernous sound of Joy Division through Transmission the U.K's number one Joy Division tribute act.

Paul
Lynn
Rob
Chris 

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT US . . .

"Though I adore Martin Hannet's studio production, Joy Division live was first and foremost a pile driving rock band. This 'Gang of 4' capture the moment perfectly!"

"It didn't feel like a tribute band at all. As close to the real thing as you could get."

"They're so faithful to the actual songs it's unreal. Even ones like Atmosphere which you think wouldn't work well live, they have the crowd going wild for."

"Unlike many tribute bands who make great efforts to look like clones of the band they cover, Transmission concentrate solely on the sound and musical ability of Joy Division and they pull it off perfectly."

"Forget looking like a poor replica band - close your eyes at this gig and you would be forgiven for thinking you were at a Joy Division gig in 1980, the sound is so perfect."

Traditionally, tribute bands tend to weave in a combination of musical ability, cosplay and a passing resemblance to members of the band they're emulating. In a lot of ways there's a cabaret element to tribute acts that's become an essential part of how they work. Transmission eschew all those trappings to simply deliver some impressive renditions of Joy Division classics, including 'She's Lost Control', 'Transmission' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. A sturdy 'Shadowplay' also lurks in the set along with a few curveballs such as the raw 'No Love Lost'.   (Review of O2 Academy, Islington gig Nov 2019)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to the ongoing situation with regard to coronavirus we are working with promoters and venues to rearrange upcoming gigs. As soon as new dates are arranged they will be posted on this site and on our Facebook page. Many thanks for your continued support during this difficult time.

March 25, 2020

New dates have now been arranged for some of our postponed gigs. Visit our tour page for full details.  At the moment it seems likely that more gigs will be cancelled in the near future. As soon as we hear anything from promoters or venues we will pass this on to you h...

February 16, 2020

We will be taking part in three Dead Souls festival dates celebrating the works of music icons no longer with us. We will be playing alongside tributes to The Doors, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse and The Buzzcocks.  Venues so far confirmed include Birmingham, Sheffield and Pr...

February 5, 2020

Tickets for tribute festivals at Stockport, Preston, Prestwich and Wolverhampton are now on sale. Visit our tour page for more details.

January 15, 2020

The 23rd May gig at Epic Studios, Norwich has unfortunately had to be postponed due to problems with the venue. We are currently working with the promoters to find a new date ASAP. Watch this space.

January 5, 2020

Please note that the Stoke-on-Trent gig on Saturday 22nd February will now take place at The Underground, Morley Street. Doors open at 19:00. Anyone who has tickets for The Exchange will be able to use these. 

August 12, 2019

All videos previously on this website have now been moved to our You Tube channel 'TTSOJD'. Click on the link at the top of this page to access them.  

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