IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Mansun’s iconic debut album, ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’, was released 20 years ago today, on the 17th February 1997.  The album spent 19 weeks in the UK  chart, peaking at number one, earning the band a platinum disc. Although, frequently referred to as a Britpop album, ‘Grey Lantern’ stood apart from its contempories, with it’s ‘James Bond’ style strings, strong … Read More

GUARDIAN NAME ‘WIDE OPEN SPACE’ IN TOP 10 BRITPOP SONGS

The Guardian have included the iconic Mansun track ‘Wide Open Space’ in their list of top Britpop songs, although they say that, in their case, ‘Britpop’ was really a misnomer.  The article continues “Leader Paul Draper was a fan of Prince and John Barry rather than the Beatles, and his band’s 1997 debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern, was a … Read More

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD MANSUN CONVENTION

The schedule has been announced for the SOLD OUT Mansun Convention on the 18th February 2017.  The Convention will celebrate 20 years since the release of Mansun’s debut, chart topping album, ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’, and will be held at Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool, where the album was recorded.   Full details of the schedule are as follows: Saturday … Read More

20 YEARS SINCE MANSUN’S FIRST TOP 10 HIT

Today is the 20th anniversary of the release of 5EP, which hit the shops on the 3rd February 1997 and reached No.9 in the Official UK Charts, earning the band their first top ten single. The lead track ‘She Makes My Nose Bleed’ was supported by the high quality B-sides for which Mansun became renowned, including the beautiful ‘The Holy Blood And The Holy … Read More

‘SKIN UP PIN UP’ TO FEATURE ON ‘SPAWN’ SOUNDTRACK VINYL

The 808 State remix of Mansun’s early track ‘Skin Up Pin Up’ is to feature on a new limited edition vinyl. ‘Spawn (The Album) Original Soundtrack’ celebrates  20 years since the release of the 1997 firm ‘Spawn’,  based on the comic book character of the same name. Full details of the limited edition vinyl can be found in ‘The Sound Of Vinyl’ HERE .   … Read More

MANSUN CONVENTION TICKET COMPETITION

The Mansun Official Facebook page is running a competition to win two places on the guest list to the SOLD OUT Mansun Convention.  The Convention will celebrate 20 years since the release of Mansun’s debut, chart topping album, ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’, and will be held on the 18th February 2017 at Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool, where the album was … Read More

NME REPORTS ON ‘ATTACK OF THE GREY LANTERN’ TURNING 20

NME have included ‘Attack Of The Grey Lantern’ in their list of twenty seven classic albums turning  twenty this year. Released on 17th February 1997, Grey Lantern spawned the hit singles ‘Egg Shaped Fred’, ‘Stripper Vicar’, ‘Wide Open Space’, and  ‘She Makes My Nose Bleed’.  At the time NME reviewed it saying “What we have here is music for an unrealistically massive … Read More