Friday, April 19, 2024

The Future Never Waits… Hawkwind!

Legendary psychonaut cosmic rockers Hawkwind will release a brand-new studio album, their 35th no less, entitled, The Future Never Waits due on vinyl and CD as of 28th April via Cherry Red Records.

The Future Never Waits follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2021 album Somnia and 2022 double live album We Are Looking In On You, and is said to be “an outstanding progression to their varied and celebrated catalogue.”    

The album features founding Hawkwind member Dave Brock, alongside Richard Chadwick, Magnus Martin, Doug MacKinnon and Tim ‘Thighpaulsandra’ Lewis.

Tracks featured are: ‘The Future Never Waits’, ‘The End’, ‘Aldous Huxley’, ‘They Are So Easily Distracted’, ‘Rama (The Prophecy)’, ‘USB1’, ‘Outside Of Time’, ‘I’m Learning To Live Today’, ‘The Beginning’ and ‘Trapped In This Modern Age’.

Opening track, ‘The Future Never Waits’ delivers a ten-minute instrumental-led space-age march, before progressing into the guitar driven follow up ‘The End’,featuring Brock’s trademark vocals and chugging machine gun riffs. Additions to the Hawkwind canon such as ‘Aldous Huxley’and ‘They Are So Easily Distracted’ are said to introduce a gradual, almost lounge-like quality, with deliberate piano, audio samples and saxophones lamenting over a futuristic backdrop and roaming guitar solos.

Other tracks like ‘Rama (The Prophecy)’ and ‘I’m Learning To Live Today’ sit tightly in the Hawkwind groove, providing old and new fans alike with the kind of intense and concentrated fusion of musical styles they’ve come to expect and celebrate.

To reserve your copy of The Future Never Waits click here.
Hawkwind will take in live dates this spring and summer to coincide with the album’s release.


Friday 28th April – Manchester Academy I
Saturday 29th April – Rock City, Nottingham                            
Sunday 30th April – Northern Kin Festival, Durham
Friday 16th June – Hall for Cornwall
Monday 28th August – Castell Roc, Chepstow Castle

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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