"Electronic" was a band formed by New Order frontman Bernard Sumner on vocals, guitars and keyboards, and ex-Smiths guitar player Johnny Marr on guitars, bass and keyboards.
The group formed in 1989 for the song "Getting away with it", which would remain their most famous composition. Labelled as an "on/off" project because of their tendency for long absences between releases, Sumner and Marr occasionally worked with other artists, namely Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant and Karl Bartos, formerly of Kraftwerk.
Electronic was the most commercially successful of the many New Order side-projects; their first single "Getting away with it", which featured Tennant on backing vocals, peaked at number 12 in the UK and also went Top 40 in the United States and Australia in 1990. Their self-titled debut LP reached #2 on the UK charts, and went on to sell over a million units worldwide. Their biggest UK hit was "Disappointed", (featured on the Cool World soundtrack) reaching number 6, this time with Tennant on lead vocals. However, despite these impressive numbers, Electronic never managed to reach the popularity of New Order, The Smiths or Pet Shop Boys, and their second albu...
|years active||1989—present (on indefinite hiatus)|
|origin||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|current members|| Bernard Sumner|