- Includes free instant download of "Friends Make The Worst Enemies"
Following Paul's first solo release (this summer's EP ONE), Paul announces the release of a second four track EP of new material.
Paul Draper was the frontman, main songwriter and producer of Mansun - one of the most iconic bands of the ’90s. The band’s debut album Attack of the Grey Lantern entered the UK chart at No 1. The band split in 2003 while recording their fourth LP (partially released on 2004’s Kleptomania).
Released in June earlier this year, EP One, was supported by industry gatekeepers happy to see Mansun’s frontman make a return to the scene, including a radio premiere by Steve Lamaq and playlisted by BBC 6 Music, radio play on John Kennedy’s Radio X show and playlisted by Radio X, Q Magazine’s Track of the Day, NME Track of the Week and a feature from The Line of Best Fit.
The first track from EP Two, “Friends Make The Worst Enemies”, is a knock-out punch of a track; five minutes of relentless chasmic melody and melancholy - an immediate reminder of why Paul’s songs were rarely far from the FM dial during his former band Mansun’s supernova career, co-written and featuring The Anchoress following their collaboration successes on EP One and Catherine’s solo album Confessions of a Romance Novelist. The following tracks: “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid”, is a spacious ballad recorded on guitar and piano; “Don’t You Wait, It Might Never Come” is a ramped up, surging rock’n’roll song; and the last track is a bare bones acoustic version of “Friends Make The Worst Enemies”.
EP One and EP Two are part of the build up to Paul’s debut solo album due for release in Spring 2017.
Praise for EP One:
“A sprightly, electro-infused solo single” NME, Tracks of the Week
“...well worth a listen.” «««« The Sun
“...a significant step back into the spotlight from a generally underappreciated talent.” Prog Magazine
“...an unmistakable voice and an ear for utterly addictive melody whatever the musical setting.” Louder Than War