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An Interview With Paul Draper (Part the Third)

Source: Fuzzy Logic

An Interview With Paul Draper (Part the Third)

To recap, we head into the third installment of the interview with Paul Draper having talked about his debut record Spooky Action, hatching a plan for conquering America, Six‘s impending 20th anniversary, Mansun conventions and cover bands, and a bit more besides. 

But wait, there’s more.

The importance of good fan relations (and Alsatians)? Yes. Things that are currently lighting up Draper’s Spotify playlist? Of course. Some of his choices may well surprise you. A Mansun biopic? Why not? 

This was probably the silliest bit of our lengthy conversation, and I confess to having edited out some of the ...

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An Interview With Paul Draper (Part the Second)

Source: Fuzzy Logic

An Interview With Paul Draper (Part the Second)

When we left off, Paul Draper was detailing his plan for certain American domination by way of playing “Wide Open Space” all over the country until the US of A waved the white flag and relented enough to rerelease debut Mansun record Attack of The Grey Lantern. This after also letting me in on his, ahem, chart battle royale with actress/pop singer Martine McCutcheon.

So what’s next, you’re wondering? Plenty. Read on to see how Draper plans on celebrating a rather special upcoming anniversary, and for his take on all things Mansun Con.  


And there’s still more ...

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An Interview With Paul Draper (Part the First)

Source: Fuzzy Logic

An Interview With Paul Draper (Part the First)

It was a somewhat sunny afternoon in late September when I sat down with Paul Draper at an undisclosed location (i.e. a pub) somewhere deep in the well-heeled, flyover London suburbs. Draper, fresh off a successful short run of live dates in support of his solo record and a birthday just a couple days earlier, was in fine form. He’s come a long way since his days at the helm of captivating anti-Britpop band Mansun, a too-brief ride that hit critical highs (and lows) and ended with a rather acrimonious split. Draper’s return to performing his own material has made ...

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Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the New York Philharmonic Think Outside the Box

Source: New York Music Daily

It’s almost twenty years to the day that virtuoso Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes made his debut with the New York Philharmonic. In another stroke of fate, he was playing a Rachmaninoff concerto, with a Scandinavian conductor on the podium, just as he will during his first stand as artist-in-residence with the orchestra, which starts tonight at 7:30 PM, featuring Rachmaninoff’s relatively rarely programmed Piano Concerto No. 4 and Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.

In conversation with the Philharmonic’s Isaac Thompson at Lincoln Center last night, Andsnes revealed that he’s played New York more than any other city in the ...

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An Insider Look at This Year’s Amazing Accordion Festival at Bryant Park

Source: New York Music Daily

The annual accordion festival at Bryant Park continues with a couple of amazing shows tomorrow, July 19 at 6 PM and then the grand finale, which starts at 5 on Friday the 21st with the haunting Lebanese sounds of the Bil Afrah Project ,with Gregorio Uribe headlining and leading a wild celebration of Colombian Independence Day at 9 PM.

If you’ve spent any time at the festival over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed a tall blonde woman calmly making her way across the park, taking lots of pictures and getting lots of hugs from accordionists. ...

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Interview: Flowerbomb

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Interview: Flowerbomb

We love to sit down for a good chin wag. Here, The Paper had a post-show chat with some lovely locals. 

Interviewing Flowerbomb was a real treat. The camaraderie of the band was contagious and conversation flowed freely. Best of all, Dan revealed his extensive musicianship while trying to explain the difference between the band’s recorded music and the stripped down set they had just played at Comet Ping Pong. [Note: Flowerbomb’s Nat is currently in England, so the band held two practices earlier that day to prepare for the unique show.] Interview has been edited for brevity.

Interview: Flowerbomb



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Honors reinterpret R&B with “Say Yes”

Source: All Things Go

The latest single by Honors has us in the clouds. With a mellow intro and almost ethereal vibe, “Say Yes” is a slow burning flame that singes the hairs rising from your neck. Consisting of four multi-instrumentalists whose knowledge of music history is clear, the Toronto up-and-comers are pop storytellers defining their own tradition. We spoke […]

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SHAED Talks Color and Tour Life

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured image by Catie Laffoon.

 

No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade. Don’t be fooled by their name. SHAED is a three-person group from DC that is adding color to music as they currently tour with Bishop Briggs, and they are coming to Philly this Friday to Union Transfer. They’ve toured with Vérité and Philly’s new rising stars Marian Hill. I had a chance to talk to lead vocalist Chelsea Lee to discuss their formation and plans for the future, before they headed out to tour.

 

 

Rock On Philly: So you guys are relatively new on the ...

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Where Fires Are Look Toward The Future

Source: Rock On Philly

British alt-rock quintet Where Fires Are are starting to spark across the pond. After performing at the inaugural Mondo.NYC festival last September, Where Fires Are will be returning to North America this week to perform as a part of Canadian Music Week conference and festival in Toronto. Rock on Philly had the chance to talk with Robbie Gillespie, the band’s vocalist/second guitarist, before their big trip to Canada to talk about Where Fires Are’s background, future goals, and their latest release, One Four Six One.

Rock On Philly: You all had very different musical backgrounds before you came together as ...

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