Monday, February 21, 2011
Blancmange, the maiden aunts of synthpop, have returned from the hinterlands with "Blanc Burn", their first longplayer in 25 years!
But don't just take my word for it. Hear it directly from Neil Arthur
Stephen Luscombe themselves!
Promotion for the album kicks into full swing with the release of the first single, "Drive Me".
It reminds me of "Chorus" era Erasure and some mid-90s squelchy house. The raw bass line gives it an bit of an indie feel.
The following is the official tracklisting for "Blanc Burn". The album will be available from all fine "shops" from March 7. Blancmange are back. Back! BACK!
1. By The Bus Stop @ Woolies
2. Drive Me
4. The Western
5. Radio Therapy
6. Probably Nothing
7. I'm Having A Coffee
8. Don't Let These Days
10.Don't Forget Your Teeth
Some of their trademark Indian arrangements have remained in tact on a few of the album's tracks. You may recall they brought the exotic sounds of the tabla to the pop table with a little number called "Living On The Ceiling", their first of seven top 10 UK singles.