T’PAU return with long awaited new single ‘Run’
Available to download now T’Pau …official site
Page courtesy of Classic Pop magazine … buy here
Paul Draper was the frontman of Mansun – one of the most iconic bands of the late ’90s. Over the course of three albums (a fourth issued posthumously), they achieved something unique – after fostering a fervent cult following, they managed to maintain critical and commercial success with a series of intensely radio friendly yet increasingly experimental records. Off the back of their biggest radio record, Mansun imploded in 2003 and Paul all but disappeared from view.
Paul Draper’s long awaited debut solo album, Spooky Action takes its cue from his two 2016’s EP releases which were recorded in collaboration with Catherine AD (the Anchoress) and long time Mansun collaborator PDub, The record’s eleven tracks veer from warped voodoo psych (Don’t Poke the Bear) to glistening synthetic soul (Things People Want); from warped, razor wire rock’n’roll (Grey House) to glorious widescreen analogue pop music (Jealousy Is A Powerful Emotion). Collectively, they represent Paul’s strongest, most consistent set of songs to date – half a lifetime’s work condensed into just over an hour of perfectly formed music.
Paul will be performing a special ‘Six’ set, with tracks from the 1998 album.
Paul Draper appears courtesy of Kscope
Paul’s Scala gig is now to be made available as a 2 disc or single indies disc to the joy of his army of fans.
Of course the hardcore army will want the signed double LP only available at the upcoming gigs. See Paul Draper official website for details:
— Steve Bryant (@roxysmusic51) August 30, 2017
Well Spooky Action came out on August 11th and i just had to have all the formats…..
Managed to get this cd dedidicated to me through some good contacts to whom i shall be eternally grateful.
Here are the complete formats:
cd/dvd hardback book package including outakes and 5.1 version
cassette (ltd hand numbered)
2LP black vinyl
2LP black vinyl ‘indies only’ with exclusive 7″
2LP white vinyl
2LP clear vinyl (signed , only available through The Anchoress website)
Japanese cd with bonus tracks
Watch the video for Paul’s new single ‘Things People Want’ here –