Hello Mansunites,

There’s lots going on for Paul Draper and Mansun over the next few months.

Paul and guitarist Ben sink are heading off to Japan and China next week to play shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. The first two Tokyo and Shanghai shows have sold out and this is setting up to be a fantastic trip. Paul and Ben are really looking forward to meeting fans and playing songs from the solo releases as well as some Mansun classics and deep cuts. It’s Paul’s first visit to China and the first shows in Japan since Mansun toured in 2000 so it’s really exciting to be able to visit again and meet fans new and old.

Tickets for the remaining shows are available at http://pauldraperofficial.com/tour-dates/

The SIX Deluxe Edition is out on 22nd March and Mansun’s new label Kscope have released some fantastic tasters for what can be expected within the 4 disc book set.

Checkout this demo version of ‘When The Wind Blows’ taken from the Demos, rarities and outtakes cd…

Also, What It’s Like To Be Hated from ‘The Dead Flowers Reject’ cd…

The deluxe remastered reissue of the classic cult album is available for Pre-order: mansun.lnk.to/SIX_REMASTERED

Stunningly remastered from the original multi-tracks, this incredible album will be available on all digital platforms. PLUS as a media book CD; a 2x black gatefold VINYL; a very limited 2x green gatefold heavyweight vinyl, exclusive to the band store; and a lavish four disc Deluxe Book (3CD+DVD including 5.1 mix, original videos and hi-def mix).

Former Mansun frontman, Paul Draper has given a great interview in Guitar Guitar, in which he talks about the albums enduring success.

We’re pleased to announce that Kscope are getting involved in Record Store Day 2019 and will be releasing a special vinyl version of Mansun’s 8th EP - Legacy.

This will be available in stores on Saturday 13th April. Please support your local record shop! For more info: www.recordstoreday.co.uk #RSD19

And finally, here’s a message from Paul..

"A great read here with my genius level drummer, the amazing Jon Barnett. Please follow his official FB page as he posts about our studio antics and other drum related stuff. 

In addition to being one of the countries top session drummers, Jon teaches drums in and around the Brighton area, so get in touch if you want to learn the secrets of this top pro’s groover, or maybe even try a little lesson or 2 at his Brighton studio. All details are on Jon’s FB page here. Beginners are welcomed with open arms and if you want to jump up a level in your drumming skills, Jon’s your man." PD

Visit Jon's official website here.

That’s all for now,

Being seeing you!

DM x