The album will be released as a double LP pressed to 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl. Indie shop version includes an exclusive bonus 7"vinyl single featuring the Public Service Broadcasting remix of Draper's "Friends Make The Worst Enemies" for the first time as a physical product, and "No Ideas" feat. Steven Wilson from EP One.
The artwork was created by SteveStacey, whose previous work includes Calvin Harris, Manic Street Preachers, Circa Waves and Lou Reed.
As the frontman and songwriter of one of the most iconic bands of the late '90s, the creative force that brought the classichit single "Wide Open Space" and the Number 1 album Attack Of The Grey Lantern with Mansun, Paul Draper's talentpreceeds him. Mansun's four albums launched the band in to a fervent cult following that has grown and holds an annual convention in the UK in the band's name. 2016 saw Draper's triumphant return with two new EPs to set the Mansunfandom aflame.
Spooky Action will be released in early August, preceding a sold-out headline UK tour, featuring the glistening syntheticsoul single "Things People Want" and warped voodoo psych grat-track "Don't Poke The Bear". Lyrically, it’s a biting andbrutally honest record – an autobiography set to captivating and addictive melodies.
Taking its cue from the two EPs and recorded in collaboration with Catherine AD (The Anchoress) and long time Mansun collaborator P Dub, the record’s eleven tracks also veer through genres, from the warped, razored rock'n'rollin "Grey House" to the glorious widescreen analogue pop of "Jealousy Is A Powerful Emotion". SpookyAction represents Draper's strongest, most consistent set of songs to date – a lifetime’s work condensed into just over an hour of perfectly formed music.
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