I finally had a chance to watch "Control", Anton Corbijn's film about Ian Curtis and Joy Division. It's filled with rock 'n roll film biography cliches but a beautiful film nonetheless. The b&w style it was shot it is breathtakingly gorgeous.
The official trailer.
The late great Ian Curtis
I've also been listening to Hot Cip, particulary the track "No Fit State". It has a similar bleakness to it.