BLANCMANGE will play a run of UK live shows this April & May as they tour their new album Wanderlust.
On 19th October 2018, Blancmange released a new album of ten songs composed by Neil Arthur, and arranged, co-produced and mixed with Benge (Wrangler/Creep Show) at the latter’s Memetune Studios in Cornwall. This followed their collaborative project Fader (the debut First Light album came out in June 2017) and they also worked together on last year’s Blancmange record Unfurnished Rooms, described by Mojo as ‘detached, wistful, touched by computer-age unease.’
The new album is focussed on similar themes but there’s a new energy to the approach – wistfulness turns to anger; dislocation morphs into a powerful desire to be somewhere else, with a sense of someone fighting for forward motion, dreams, family and the joys of life while seeing, as Arthur puts it, ‘the pretence of a normal world being erased.’
See them perform at The Leadmill in Sheffield on May 3rd.