BLANCMANGE, the iconic synth pop band fronted by the much admired Neil Arthur, are delighted to announce a run of new live dates for 2018, including a return to the Arts Club in Liverpool where they wowed the audience as support to Heaven 17 in 2014
Last year, Blancmange released a new album of 10 songs written and recorded by Neil Arthur and co-produced by Benge (Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths and Gazelle Twin co-producer.) It’s been a fantastically creative period for both of them, releasing their debut album as a new electronic duo – Fader’s First Light – in June 2017 and then the final sessions for Unfurnished Rooms followed immediately in the summer. For the new Blancmange album, all the songs were written by Arthur while Benge added percussion and layers of analogue synth, with the pair then mixing the record together in the latter’s Memetune studios in Cornwall.
The band is no stranger to Liverpool, having performed to great acclaim on many occasions, especially in recent years as support to Heaven 17. Last year’s performance at the city’s Hanger 34 was arguably one of the finest and the drive of the evening was such that there was not a person in the house who could have been found wanting or feeling short-changed by the experience.
It is an experience, the poetry of the music is one that flows with warmth and meaning and it is to praise Neil Arthur and the band and also his former musical partner Stephen Luscombe to whom was with Neil giving the band their early success and foundation for the future.
With Blancmange there is always going to be beauty emanating from the stage and with this up-coming tour, there should be added incentive to see one of the great synth bands of all time, once more prove their prowess.
Tickets for Blancmange at the Arts Club on March 24th are on sale now.
For a review of Blancmange at Hanger 34 go to: http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2017/11/13/blancmange