17th November 2005 11:36:00
Mansun/Paul Draper solo news
Seminal 90s band 'Mansun' are set to release a best of CD on Parlophone in the coming months, along with a DVD of rare film footage the band have found on various tapes. Along with this, Paul Draper has finally announced the status of his solo album. The full statement from the epic lead singer follows;
I've been busy in the studio and have 7 finished
songs for my next project, and a whole pile of unrecorded songs which are being
demo'd as I write this. The songs are for my upcoming solo project and I will
keep you all informed of further details as things become more concrete with
this over the next few months. Chad has also been down to the studio recently,
doing the odd day playing various instruments - even drums!
On top of the solo stuff I am working with the guys from Parlophone on a Mansun
'Best Of...' CD which we are aiming to bring out in the spring. I hope to have
some of my liner notes in there as well somewhere! We are also working on a DVD,
which will form part of a "Special Edition" version of the album. This will
include all the videos and some extra stuff too. We're currently sifting thru
acres of tapes that we've accumulated over the years.
In addition to the above projects, you may already know that I've been working
with ex-Skunk Anansie vocalist Skin on her forthcoming album 'Fake Chemical
State'. The download only single 'Alone In My Room' (my first post-Mansun
material) is a collaboration written and produced by myself and Skin and is
available to download at
iTunes now. The video for the single can also be viewed online through Skin's website.
'Alone in my Room'
Written and produced by Paul Draper and Skin
Vocals - Skin
Guitars and Bass - Paul Draper
Drums - Wayne Riches
The single is playlisted on XFM and you can request and vote for it on 'Music
Response' here. The video can also be seen on Kerrang TV. Further songs I've
written with Skin will be released in the new year and I'll keep you posted via
the database when they're available. Skin will be playing some of the new songs
we wrote together on her forthcoming UK tour (dates on the website - sorry
London's sold out!).
So once again a big thanks for your continuing support and interest in the music
and I'll be in touch as soon as there is more info!