By Kevin Malton, Editor
Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper has announced his second solo album, "Cult Leader Tactics" which is due for release on January the 28th via KScope. The following month, Draper embarks on a 21-date UK tour, taking in cities such as Sheffield, Newcastle and London.
The tour promises to deliver stripped-back versions of classic Mansun tracks as well as songs from his debut solo album "Spooky Action" and also from the upcoming new album, "Cult Leader Tactics".
Paul Draper plays most of the instruments on the new album, including guitars, drum machines and synthesisers. The album is album produced with long-time collaborator and acclaimed producer Paul ‘P-Dub’ Walton at Loft Studios, with additional engineering by Scott Knapper.
Cult Leader Tactics features guest appearances from musician and producer Steven Wilson. It also features Gamaliel ‘Gam’ Rendle Traynor from the band Sweat, who played, arranged and engineered all strings on ‘Lyin’ Bout Who U Sleep With’.
Watch the lyric video for the title track of Paul Draper's forthcoming new album, "Cult Leader Tactics"
Paul and his band embark on a 21-date UK tour next month on the following dates:
27th – Oxford – O2 Academy 2
28th – Reading – Sub89
1st – Chester – The Live Rooms
2nd – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
4th – Aberdeen – The Tunnels
5th – Glasgow – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
6th – Birmingham – The O2 Institute 2
8th – Norwich – The Waterfront Studio
9th – Manchester - Gorilla
10th – Hull – Social
11th – Sheffield – The Leadmill, The Steel Stage
12th – Newcastle – St Doms
14th – Cardiff – The Globe
15th – Exeter – Phoenix
16th – Bristol – Fleece
17th – Leicester – O2 Academy 2
18th – Bedford – Bedford Esquires
20th – Bournemouth – The Old Fire Station
21st – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
22nd – Brighton – Komedia
23rd – London – Islington Assembly Hall