I’m DJing for electro rock band The Whip at Wrongbar tonight (1279 Queen Street West). Hailing from Manchester, UK, it’s inevitable that comparisons to New Order and Joy Division are being made. While I can somewhat hear the likeness in their music, it’s their album art that makes me wonder if The Whip’s keyboardist Danny Saville is related to Manchester’s legendary graphic designer Peter Saville.

Any idea who actually did the album art for The Whip? Google has nothing.

Blackout- The Whip
Blackout (Shinichi Osawa remix)- The Whip


Peter Saville recently designed a limited edition Microsoft Zune media player to commemorate the release of the Joy Division Documentary. All 500 copies of this Zune come pre-loaded with the film. The Zune features Saville’s album art for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures.

  1. sarah nicole on Thursday 10, 2008

    you killed it last night, honestly. i was so in love.