Seventeen years since his band Mansun released their final album, Paul Draper is due to release his debut solo album Spooky Action on 11th August. To say that the sense of anticipation amongst Mansun’s famously devoted fanbase is heightened would be something of an understatement.
‘Things People Want’ is the second song to be unveiled, following the eerie sprawling electro fuzz of first track ‘Don’t Poke the Bear’, this finds Draper in more familiar territory, with the vocal in particular bringing the best moments of cult classic Six to mind, albeit with a distinctly 21st century synth pulse backing.
Spooky Action is released through KScope Records on 11th August.
Paul Draper will perform an acoustic set as well as signing copies of the album at Rough Trade East on Friday 11th August at 6.30pm. A sold out UK tour follows in September.