HAWKWIND – Stories From Time And Space (Cherry Red)

Back in the '70s, nobody would have ever in their wildest dreams thought that the resolutely counter-culture anti-heroes of Hawkwind would ever have ended up with over 50 years of history and the arguable tag of 'national treasure'. Hell, the band would most probably have sneered at the very suggestion in those halcyon days. Yet..

Ornamental – Verwandlung Im Schlaf (Pink Tank Records) 11 April 

German psych-rock collective Ornamental will release their first studio album Verwandlung Im Schlaf on April 11th via Pink-Tank Records, the self-described "Heavy Music Love Machine" label based in Germany. Combining elements of heavy, psych-rock with 80's influenced synthesizers, the quartet sound like the Germanic counterpart of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, or maybe US trio King..

Hawkwind – Warrior On The Edge Of Time (Steve Wilson Remix), Vinyl Edition (Cherry Red / Atomhenge Records)

This release will probably become the definitive version of Warriors On The Edge Of Time – the full vinyl package combined with Wilson’s crystal clear remix is surely unbeatable. An absolute must for Hawkwind fans. Warrior On The Edge Of Time stands somewhat apart in Hawkwind’s 1970s catalogue of studio releases. It’s preceded by the..

Hawkwind, closing Day One

PROGNOSIS FESTIVAL, O2 Indigo, London, 22/23 April 2023

WORDS AND PHOTOS: Paul Whimpenny (Day One), Graeme Stroud (Day Two) Taking place at the Indigo venue, nestled inside the O2 Arena complex in London, the weekend-long Prognosis festival's bill certainly had the looks of an eclectic affair, with bands ranging from household names right down to the 'most people will be curious' level. Velvet..

HAWKWIND – THE FUTURE NEVER WAITS (Cherry Red)

One continues to marvel at the endlessly restless creativity displayed by this most iconic of English musical institutions... Hawkwind have, over recent years, been as productive in terms of new studio recordings than at any time since their 1970s peak. Incredibly, for a band well over 50 years into their career, since 2016's The Machine..

Hawkwind – We Are Looking In On You (Cherry Red)

This album maintains the grand tradition of great live Hawkwind recordings, including possibly the best recorded versions of Magnu, Levitation and Born To Go. It’s interesting to see how different bands approach live albums. There are groups that avoid them altogether – most famously, Led Zeppelin, and there are plenty who feel obliged to do..