Paul Draper has announced details of a new track ahead of the release of his long awaited debut solo album. ‘Things People Want’ is a yearning love letter to an unobtainable everyday life that comes set inside four minutes of ultra-melodic, glistening synthetic soul.
It is taken form Paul Draper’s first ever solo album – ‘Spooky Action’ – which is released on 11th August. ‘Spooky Action’ is Paul’s first collection of songs since Mansun’s posthumous 2004 release Kleptomania; a welcome return to form by the former frontman of one of the most iconic bands of the late ’90s/early ’00s.
A trippy new video for ‘Things People Want’ has been premiered on NME.com today. The animated film was made by Dan W. Jacobs – a director who has previously made clips for acts as diverse as Metallica and Money.
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Paul Draper plays a previously announced, sold out tour of the UK in September with a full live band. These are his first solo live dates. Paul will play at:
Thu 14th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Fri 15th Manchester, Gorilla
Sat 16th Glasgow, King Tuts
Thu 21st London, Scala
Fri 22nd Bristol, Thekla
Sat 23rd Birmingham, Institute 2