Paul Draper

Cult Leader Tactics

  • Released: 28/01/2022
  • Label: Kscope
  • Genre: Rock

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Limited LP+7" : Indies Exclusive

LP : Standard Vinyl

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Former Mansun frontman, Paul Draper, returns with a collection of his finest songwriting since the bands' imperial phase. 'Cult Leader Tactics' is a self-help manual on how to become a complete cult in the music industry & is his first solo album since 2017's much-lauded 'Spooky Action'. 

 'Cult Leader Tactics' offers a satirical analysis of the self-help manual genre. A guide on how you can get to the top of your chosen profession, or ahead in life & in affairs of the heart, by acting in a Machiavellian manner, employing dirty tricks or 'Cult Leader Tactics' to achieve your life goals. After experiencing these types of human behaviours & themes, the album arrives at the conclusion that the only true answer in life is love. 

Paul plays most of the instruments on the album, including lead vocals, guitar & various Moogs & synthesisers. An album produced with long-time collaborator & acclaimed producer Paul 'P-Dub' Walton (Massive Attack, The Cure, Bjork) at Loft Studios, it also includes guest appearances from Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson & Gam of the band 'Sweat' as well as featuring a 288-person C.L.T. Lockdown Choir.  

'Cult Leader Tactics' offers a selection of Paul's most focused & ambitious work so far, a brilliantly dark commentary on an industry he is all too aware of.

Tracklist

CD / Black Vinyl 

  1. Cult Leader Tactics ( 04:07 )
  2. Internationalle ( 03:23 )
  3. Dirty Trix ( 03:48 )
  4. Cult Leader Tactics In E-Flat Minor ( 01:32 )
  5. You've Got No Life Skills, Baby ! ( 03:57 )
  6. U Killed My Fish ( 03:44 )
  7. Everyone Becomes A Problem Eventually ( 03:31 )
  8. Annie ( 04:22 )
  9. Talkin' Behind My Back ( 02:59 )
  10. Omega Man ( feat Steven Wilson ) ( 04:07 )
  11. Lyin' Bout Who U Sleep With ( 05:01 ) 

Indie Exclusive  w/7"

  1. Cult Leader Tactics ( 04:07 )
  2. Internationalle ( 03:23 )
  3. Dirty Trix ( 03:48 )
  4. Cult Leader Tactics In E-Flat Minor ( 01:32 )
  5. You've Got No Life Skills, Baby ! ( 03:57 )
  6. U Killed My Fish ( 03:44 )
  7. Everyone Becomes A Problem Eventually ( 03:31 )
  8. Annie ( 04:22 )
  9. Talkin' Behind My Back ( 02:59 )
  10. Omega Man ( feat Steven Wilson ) ( 04:07 )
  11. Lyin' Bout Who U Sleep With ( 05:01 ) 
  1. Omega Man ( feat Steven Wilson ) ( Extended Mix ) ( 06:09 )
  2. Annie ( Acoustic Version ) ( 03:31 )
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