As the frontman and songwriter of one of the most iconic bands of the late '90s, the creative force that brought the classic hit single Wide Open Space and the Number 1 album Attack Of The Grey Lantern with Mansun, Paul Draper's talent preceeds him. Debut solo album Spooky Action features the glistening synthetic soul single Things People Want and warped voodoo psych grat-track Don't Poke The Bear. Lyrically, it’s a biting and brutally honest record – an autobiography set to captivating and addictive melodies. Taking its cue from the two EPs and recorded in collaboration with Catherine AD (The Anchoress) and long timeMansun collaborator P Dub, the record’s eleven tracks also veer through genres, from the warped, razored rock'n'rollin Grey House to the glorious widescreen analogue pop of Jealousy Is A Powerful Emotion. Spooky Action represents Draper's strongest, most consistent set of songs to date – a lifetime’s work condensed into just over an hour of perfectly formed music.
CD - Presented in a Digipack packaging complete with a 16-page booklet.
2CD - Double CD with Live At Scala.
2LP - Double 180 Gram Black Heavyweight Vinyl.
2LP+ - Double 180 Gram Black Heavyweight Vinyl with Bonus 7". It features No Ideas (featuring Steven Wilson) and Friends Make The Worst Enemies (Public Service Broadcasting Remix). Limited to 500 Copies.
3CD - Deluxe, 3-disc 48-page hardback book featuring the album on CD, a disc of bonus material and a DVD containing the album in 5.1 surround sound and high-res surround sound stereo, and a short documentary. irca Waves and Lou Reed.