July 4th 2006
Paul will be talking about his work on
Friday 14th July (7.30pm) at
Manchester Waterstone's as part of
their Dead on Deansgate season.
March 1st 2006
There is an interview with Paul
in the current issue of The Big Issue
(Feb 27th-March 5th issue).
February 25th 2006
Paul will be appearing on the
Victoria Derbyshire show on
Radio 5 on Monday 27th February
(9-12am). It can be listened
to online for a week after broadcast.
Here. The interview is two hours
into the show.
February 6th 2006
Paul's interview with The Times
was published today. Read here.
August 22nd 2005
The cover for the mass market editon
of Brown Boys in Chocolate was finally
July 27th 2005
Following the London bombings in
July, Paul's interview with The Times
was deemed 'too sensitive to print'.
He was interviewed today by BBC
June 2nd 2005
Paul's second novel, Brown Boys in
Chocolate, is released today. He has
been interviewed by The Times
and the Manchester Evening News
about it. Links to these will appear
May 26th 2004
Paul has sold the translation rights to
The Craze to Russia; i.e. there'll be a
Russian language edition coming out
there. Should be quite a collector's item -
and, of course, the translator will need to
work out Russian equivalents for all those
Manchester phrases. That'll be the first
foreign language edition of the book.
The Craze has also just sold to British TV,
so we hope there'll be a film version in
March 7th 2004
Reviews are flooding in for Paul's novel,
from Arena to The Guardian to Ladsmag.
Have a read on Paul's Page
February 5th 2004
Paul's debut novel The Craze is released
today. Poster campaigns in Manchester
and London and national and local press
features will coincide with the release. An
update on these can be found on Paul's page.
Go here Or you can order the book here
December 11th 2003
A new free song download goes
up on the site tonight - a live
recording of TOUGH GUY SHELL
from the Sanity Plexus BBC radio
session for Mark Radcliffe. Jaunt here
December 3rd 2003
On Sunday, the second series of
RIPLEY AND SCUFF which David
co-wrote, won a British Academy Award -
the BAFTA for Best Pre-School
Live Action programme!
Here's a picture of the front cover of Paul's
forthcoming novel THE CRAZE, which is out
on February 5th, 2004:
A few limited edition advance proof
copies with a different cover are circulating,
with a quote from top crime writer Graham Hurley
on the back: "I read The Craze at a single sitting:
fabulous piece of work."
Look out for some website updates and
September 7th 2003
New songs available for free download! Visit
our Free Songs page here for MP3s of two
Sexus demos: UNREPENTANT and THE TOWN
WHERE NO-ONE GETS OFF.
You can find some info on these tracks on
our What's New page here
Also new up for free download is GOING OUT
IN STYLE from the Psychodelicates Go Adventuring
album. Hope you enjoy them!
There's a nice review of Psychodelicates Go Adventuring
up at the Indie Spinzone site, where it gets a 9.9 out of 10 on
their Cool-o-meter rating:
" ... I just find it very odd how the stars are all aligning, and I have to say
it's almost exciting, genuinely exciting, for the first time in a long
while. It is downright enjoyable to hear songs with an attitude and good
lyrics that all seem to belong to some coherent, cosmic whole. I'm listening
to Psychodelia as I type this and the toes are tapping and all is
right with the world.
You can find the review here
The whole site is a good read so have a look round.
September 5th 2003
We're very pleased to be featured in the new
issue of DJ magazine, 5-18th September issue,
on the Webplayers page, with a nice little feature
on the site by Ian Peel, featuring a mini-interview with David,
and also to have two songs: Nico Would Have Loved You and
Psychodelia chosen for the mag's five top tunes of the fortnight
to download. You can find these two songs on the Free Downloads
And you can expect a new bout of activity starting soon,
with new songs to download over the next few days,
so keep checking back!
April 6th 2003
A new rare track from the archive has been made
available to our visitors here for free download!
This is from the Sanity Plexus era - just pre-Sexus,
and is a live performance of 'Fatty Takes a Flyer' taken
from a national BBC radio session for Mark Radcliffe's
March 23rd 2003
New songs for download on the site, here!
WILD THINGS, plus two new PSYCHODELICATES
songs: NICO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU and the
return to synth pop of INNER SPACE, OUTER SPACE.
For information on the origins of these songs, jaunt to our
What's New page, here. Happy listening and downloading!
February 25th 2003
Paul has just signed a major two book
deal with Random House, and his first
novel, THE CRAZE, will be released on
their Century imprint early in 2004. He's
presently working on his second novel.
January 6th 2003
The new series of popular preschool
childrens' series, RIPLEY AND SCUFF
started its run of forty episodes today
on ITV (British TV). It's on every weekday
at 3.20pm and twenty of the shows feature
scripts from David - this should include the
shows on the 7th, 9th, 14th, 21st, 22nd and
27th January to name but six!
More literary news: Paul is about to sign a two-book
deal with a major publisher - his debut novel, THE CRAZE
will be out in 2004. More news to come.
November 13th 2002
"The surgeons have given Manchester a face-lift. Along the Wilmslow
Road corridor, chic eateries and upwardly mobile-phone bars vie for
public space. But it's all cosmetic. Thinly applied make-up for a city
on the mortuary slab. The roads that lead off the dream run of Wilmslow
Road are the real Manchester ..."
We're very pleased to announce that Paul, with
his as-yet-unpublished first novel, THE CRAZE,
which takes an unflinching look at the dark side
of the city of Manchester, was one of the finalists
shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writer's
Association Debut Dagger Award recently.
This literary award has been described as "the Booker
Prize of crime" and The Craze has been receiving
a lot of praise.
May 28th 2002
You'll find a new Psychodelicates interview
and feature in the online Designer Magazine
April 26th 2002
We've enjoyed ambling into Vitaminic's
Shop section and finding 'Psychodelicates ...
Go Adventuring' at no. 1 in the Top Sellers
chart - now we can say we've had a number 1.
Thanks to everyone who's supported the album.
We've now also spread our tentacles to www.mp3.com
with a Psychodelicates page at
where you'll find info, biography, past reviews, influences,
etc., and some downloads (the ones also on this site).
Expect a lot of new things on this site very shortly.
April 19th 2002
David can be seen making some brief
curious cameo appearances with Tim Firth
in the new late night ITV show, 'Dare To Believe',
featuring a reunion of sorts for the team who created
'And Now In Colour' for Radio 4 in the early 90's:
Tim Scott, Firth (writer of Border Cafe, Neville's Island,
Once Upon A Time in The North, etc.), plus Michael
Marshall Smith, now a celebrated horror and SF author,
on the writing credits. Friday nights, 1am.
The big news is the release of our first
album 'Psychodelicates Go Adventuring'
One year in the making, it's here to restore your faith in pop.
Angels Know My Name
Going Out In Style
Come Like Shadows
Swallowed By The Hills
When We Were Undead
Making Love With The Lights On
Religion And The Decline Of Magic
To hear a few tracks, click here