A STEVENAGE based band will support new-wave legend Peter Hook when he performs Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures in its entirety later this month.

Wildlife will support the Joy Division and New Order bassist when he plays with his new band Peter Hook & the Light at London’s Scala on April 23.

The Hertfordshire four-piece post-punk band have only played together for just under six months and say it is amazing to play with such an influential figure.

Guitarist Matt Toll said: “It’s going to be amazing he’s a big inspiration and, I suppose, so many people’s inspiration.

“We’re excited and anxious I suppose, obviously we want to perform well, we’re going to be on our best behaviour in front of Peter Hook, who is such a legend.

“It’s going to be good, we’re going to have to perform well and it’s exciting.

“I suppose we’re nervous it’s a real big show one of the biggest we have played, it will be fun.”

The band, who site The Birthday Party and Slint among their influences, have also been short-listed for this year’s Glastonbury festival and will play the Camden Crawl later this year.

If you can’t make the Peter Hook show but think Wildlife’s sound is for you then the group are playing at Hitchin’s Club 85 on May 8.

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