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LISTEN: New Blancmange Single
Christian Eede , July 20th, 2017 14:59

Neil Arthur teams up with Wrangler member Benge on production duties for his latest album as Blancmange. Homepage photo courtesy of Hanah Knizova

Blancmange have announced a new album, entitled Unfurnished Rooms, set for release in September. Above, you can hear lead track 'What's The Time?'

The track is centred around electronic whirs and Neil Arthur's matter-of-fact lyrics and vocal delivery. The album itself was co-produced with Benge of Wrangler, and comes off the back of Benge and Arthur's recently released debut record together, called First Light, under the name of Fader.

For the Blancmange album, all the songs were written by Arthur while Benge added percussion and analogue synth, with the pair then mixing the record together in the latter’s Memetune studios in Cornwall.

Unfurnished Rooms is the fourth Blancmange album to see Neil Arthur working solo without the input of Stephen Luscombe who retreated from the project in 2015 due to illness. It's out on September 29 via Blanc Check Records.

Ahead of the album, a Blancmange box set called The Blanc Tapes will see release on 4 August taking in 9 CDs - deluxe editions of the first three albums: Happy Families, Mange Tout and Believe You Me.

Arthur will tour the record in the UK in October and November. For the full list of dates, click here.

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