Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper will finally release his debut solo album this summer.
Spooky Action will arrive on August 11th through Kscope and follow-up last year’s ‘EP One’ and ‘EP Two’. Check out its opening track, ‘Don’t Poke The Bear’, below. Perhaps even more adventurous than anything on either EP, this pysch and prog squalled-sound signals a song that mediates upon shifting emotions.
The Mansun frontman will play his first solo shows this autumn, calling in at Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, London, Bristol and Birmingham between September 14th and 23rd. He will be joined by a full live band, which will include Catherine Anne Davies, aka The Anchoress.
Paul Draper Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:
Thu, September 14 2017 – LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Fri, September 15 2017 – MANCHESTER Manchester Gorilla
Sat, September 16 2017 – GLASGOW King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Thu, September 21 2017 – LONDON Scala
Fri, September 22 2017 – BRISTOL Thekla
Sat, September 23 2017 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Here’s what he told the NME about the album:
“I’d originally planned on recording a solo album called ‘Spooky Action’ after Mansun split but shelved it as I wasn’t in a place personally that I could make music at the time.”
“However, the recording session went so well that we decided to do a second recording session and I loved playing so much with my new band that I’m putting together a whole album of these songs now. We’ve got on a real roll in the studio.”