Love Will Tear Us Apart

by Stan Matthews



Stan Matthews pays his respects to an unusual and surprising influence for his third single release on Aldora Britain Records.

The Massachusetts country kingpin delivers a gothic country cover of Joy Division's 1980 post-punk opus 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. Think of Johnny Cash's totally unique take on Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' and you would be on the right tracks. Deeply set with southern twang and flair, Matthews reimagines this classic urban epic in a roaming country landscape. Brilliantly and intricately crafted noir, moonless Americana music at its finest.

For fans of Johnny Cash, Joy Division and gothic Americana.


released May 3, 2021

Written by Curtis/Hook/Morris/Sumner.

Originally released by Joy Division, 1980.

Performed by Stan Matthews.

Artwork from 'Horse Silhouette Sunset' by Karen Arnold, used under a Public Domain licence.

Released by Tom Hilton on Aldora Britain Records (ABR-164).

Dedicated to Ian Curtis.


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