Following demand due to the success of his March tour, Paul Draper and his full band are hitting the road again in 2023, playing legendary venues up and down the UK. For these very special headline shows, Draper is playing the iconic album Six by Mansun, the group he led and fronted until their breakup in 2003. He will be joined by his live band, capturing the unique vibe of the record while adding a fresh intensity to the songs.
When Mansun regrouped to write their seminal sophomore album Six, frontman Paul Draper pondered the age old question: “how will we top our #1 debut Attack of the Grey Lantern?”>
The answer – “A twisting maze of prog, glam and early-’80s guitar pop… No-one has done northern angst on LSD quite like this” (NME).
The resulting music is a unification of numerous ideas and inspirations, with elements of pop, electronica and progressive rock. Mansun included a Tchaikovsky sample interlaced with electronic drums and spooky synth lines, references to religious scepticism, Winnie the Pooh, Stanley Kubrick, Marxism and spoken word from the legendary fourth Doctor Who – Tom Baker. Its varied sounds result in dynamic switches mid-track to seemingly new songs, making the album a timeless record. It’s also not short on strong individual tracks with the hit singles “Legacy”, “Being A Girl”, “Negative” and “Six”.
Mansun were one of the most iconic and innovative British bands of the late 90s. Having signed to the legendary record label Parlophone (home to The Beatles, Radiohead and Sigur Ros) they released four albums – Attack of the Grey Lantern (1997), Six (1998), Little Kix (2000) and the posthumous album Kleptomania following the band’s split – as well as a popular and now rare series of EPs. Now enjoying a successful solo career, and with new album Cult Leader Tactics out now, Paul Draper and his incredible live band in the opening set will play songs taken from his first two solo albums and after the interval the “ Six “ album in full.
WITH SUPPORT FROM WOO
WOO are a five-piece indie-rock band from Liverpool comprising of Shi Burman (vocals), Kieran Flannery (bass), Jake Chin (lead guitar), Jack Fallon (rhythm guitar) and Guto Tyson (drums). With a wide range of influences and an impressive show history under their belt, WOO are
making waves in the Liverpool music scene and beyond, playing with bands like Cast, STONE and The Kairos.
Their signature sound draws from both classic rock and contemporary punk influences that deserves to be seen live.
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STANDING // DOORS 19:30 // AGES 14+ (UNDER 18'S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
This event has been rescheduled from Thursday 9 November 2023 due to Paul Draper having been put on vocal rest by his doctor. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. All original tickets remain valid for the new date of Thursday 11 April 2024.
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