Blancmange new album and UK tour
By Classic Pop | September 7, 2018
Blancmange, aka the Neil Arthur led experimental synth-pop project, has a very busy autumn ahead. On October 19th the brand new record ‘Wanderlust’ is set for release and, swiftly afterwards, Neil will embark on a 13-date tour across Britain from November 1st in Norwich.
Blancmange was first formed in Harrow, Middlesex in 1979 by Arthur and instrumentalist Stephen Luscombe.
The duo released their first EP “Irene and Mavis” the following year, but had their first real exposure via a track on the seminal Some Bizzare Album, alongside fellow acts Soft Cell and Depeche Mode.
In 1982 they broke through with “Living on the Ceiling”, which reached no.7 in the UK Singles Chart. Their debut album, Happy Families also reached the top 30.
After two years of hit making and a further three of muted success, Blancmange formally split up in 1987. Since reforming in 2011, Blancmange has written and produced a prolific amount of new material and is embarking on their biggest tour to date this autumn.
‘Wanderlust’ features ten songs composed by Neil Arthur, and arranged, co-produced and mixed with Benge (Wrangler/Creep Show). This is the pair’s third album together following Fader First Light and last year’s Unfurnished Rooms – an album which Classic Pop named as our ‘Best New Release’ of October 2017.
For a full list of tour dates, click here.
To pre-order the album, click here.