Listen to a brand new remix of ShadowParty’s ‘Reverse The Curse’ from The Other Two (Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert)
The remix is taken from a forthcoming EP, AfterParty, out today. As well as fellow New Order bandmates, the EP includes a reworking by A Certain Ratio (who recently gave the ACR treatment to Barry Adamson on ‘I Got Clothes’) and remixes by Outernationale, Stereotype and Beg Steal or Borrow. Listen to the full EP here
AfterParty Remix EP tracklisting
Reverse The Curse – The Other Two Remix
Reverse The Curse – ACR Rework Extended
Reverse The Curse – Outernationale Remix
Present Tense – Stereotype Remix
Present Tense – Beg Steal Or Borrow Remix
Following a series of festival dates earlier this year, ShadowParty return to the UK for an exclusive appearance at Festival Number 6 with the Number 6 orchestra, arranged by Joe Duddell, who is festival’s composer-in-residence, the band then go on to perform on the Tim Peaks stage the same day before embarking on a series of shows, starting at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club before going on to play the Night & Day in Manchester, Birthdays in London, The Asylum in Birmingham and the Pheonix in Exeter.
8 Sep – Festival Number 6, Portmerion Wales
10 Sep – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
12 Sep – Night & Day, Manchester
13 Sep – Birthdays, London
14 Sep – The Asylum, Birmingham
15 Sep – Phoenix, Exeter
ShadowParty – a band united by a fairly unusual circumstance, each member is a latter-day addition to a huge band – released their debut album on Mute earlier this year. Listen here
The nucleus of the group formed when Josh Hager and Tom Chapman met in Boston, Massachusetts. Josh is a former member of The Rentals and currently plays guitar and keyboards in Devo. Tom Chapman is the former bass player of Bad Lieutenant who followed frontman Bernard Sumner to New Order in 2011 when the band reunited for a series of charity gigs. Completing the group are Phil Cunningham, Marion founder member and New Order’s guitarist since 2001, and drummer Jeff Friedl, who plays for Devo.
Newly signed to Mute, ShadowParty’s debut – recorded in Boston, LA, Manchester and, of course, Macclesfield – is an album that nods to those groups but exists in its own right entirely, an indie electro album with guitars and strings, and guests including the incomparable vocalist Denise Johnson (Primal Scream, A Certain Ratio) and The Verve’s revered guitarist Nick McCabe.
Also crashing the party is LA-based DJ Whitney Fierce, who appears on backing vocals, and Joe Duddell, the Manchester-based arranger who has lent his orchestral finesse to the likes of Elbow, Blossoms, and New Order; for whom he created and scored a 12-piece synth orchestra for a run of Manchester International Festival shows.
It’s the sound of a blast. ShadowParty burst through your speakers; pulsing electronics get swept away with lush orchestrations, bold beats carved up by haunting guitars and vocals tower through each moment, whispering sweet harmonies and unspoken despair.