Paul Draper to play Festival Number 6

PAUL DRAPER

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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.

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Paul Draper appears courtesy of Kscope 

Madness .Michael Caine …a look back

7″ / 12″

In 1984 Madness released their final (at the time) single with Mike Barson .Lead vocals ,this time, were perfomed by Carl Smyth with backing vocals by Suggs and co. The song is allegedly about an informer during the troubles in Northern Ireland. The video was nowhere near the usual jokey Madness of old as the subject matter would probably explain.Micheal Caine contributed his voice to the song in a reference to The Ipcress File where Harry Palmer repeats his name under torture. B-side is If You Think There’s Something (see last video for clip)

Michael Caine can be found on several formats : 7″/12″/7″picture disc/doublepack gatefold with The Sun And The Rain bonus picture disc and of course the album Keep Moving.

It peaked at number 11 in the charts.

The Video…

The Formats…
7″ / 12″
7″ picture disc B
Doublepack with Sun And The Rain picture disc
7″ picture disc A
Live

 

The b-side

 

Paul Draper and Catherine AD sign Spooky Action…

 

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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

promo cd

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 –

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORdsJhh5qao&w=547&h=308]

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