On 29th September, Blancmange are set to release 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.

Unfurnished Rooms opens with the echoing, playful title track, a search for something that always feels just out of reach and incomplete. Like many tracks on the album there’s a feeling of being lost in a dream; a house where rooms are unfurnished and unfinished, doors lead to private, empty apartments and images flicker. The reality is, as Arthur sings on the opener, ‘no amount of online shopping will cover for the loss.’



Date Venue
Thu 5th Concorde 2 Brighton
Fri 6th 229 London
Thu 19th Chinnery’s Southend
Fri 20th 1865 Southampton
Wed 25th Darwen Library Darwen
Thu 26th Boiler Shop Edinburgh
Sat 28th Audio Glasgow


Date Venue
Thu 2nd The Fleece Bristol
Sat 4th Rescue Rooms Nottingham

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