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. 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.
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.
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, and remixes by Outernationale, Stereotype and Beg Steal or Borrow.
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