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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.
Cult leader tactics
Cult leader tactics in e-flat minor
You’ve got no life skills, baby !
u killed my fish
Everyone becomes a problem eventually
Talkin’ behind my back
Omega man ( feat steven wilson )
Lyin’ bout who u sleep with
Omega man ( feat Steven Wilson ) ( extended mix ) (exclusive to 7″)
Annie ( acoustic version ) (exclusive to 7″)