Sorry it's been so long since my last update. As you probably know I've just spent a few months sifting through tapes of the 4th album sessions to put together CD1 of the Kleptomania album. There were a lot of alternate versions to choose between as some of the tracks were works in progress, so it took some time but we got there in the end. I've written notes on all the tracks for the booklet too so you'll be able to get hold of that in a couple of weeks.
It was a tough choice to pick a single from the sessions, but I hope you're enjoying 'Slipping Away'. It was one of the last tracks I finished mixing but I think it's turned out great. We'll also have 'Getting Your Way' up on the site from 20th Sept to download and hopefully a few other clips from some other tracks streamed to listen to next week.
Thank you to everyone who voted for the tracks to be included on CD2 of the album, I wouldnt know where to start in putting a b-sides CD together so it was a big help to get your input (although I've included a couple of my own favourites as well). I've also been doing a few UK and international interviews for the release of the album so look out for them. I've just finished a piece with NME a couple of hours ago, so that should be coming out week of the album release I think.
I'm going to do an interview with Steve Lamacq for BBC 6Music about the 4th album sessions and I'm going to take in a few CDs I've been listening to so I can play them on his show too.
As for other non-Mansun related news, I'm currently demoing a batch of new songs and I'll keep you informed via the website as to how the tracks are coming along.
Finally a big thank you for your ongoing support for the band's music.
Firstly, big apologies for not updating you for such a long time. I will try to keep you informed regularly from now on about future plans for the band and myself - thank you so much for your patience. I'll try and explain why things have been so quiet, and shed a bit of light on the band's split (which was an incredibly difficult decision to make). But more of that later...