Hawkwind have announced a brand-new studio album. The Future Never Waits follows their critically acclaimed 2021 album Somnia and 2022 double live album We Are Looking In On You.
The band’s 35th studio album is an outstanding progression to their varied and celebrated catalogue.
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 Dave’s trademark vocals and chugging machine gun riffs.
Innovative additions to the Hawkwind canon such as Aldous Huxley and They Are So Easily Distracted 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 intense and concentrated fusion of musical styles they’ve come to expect and celebrate.
The Future Never Waits is presented by Hawkwind, (Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick, Magnus Martin, Doug MacKinnon and Tim “Thighpaulsandra” Lewis) on both CD and double vinyl and will be released to coincide with live shows in the spring and summer.
The dates so far:
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
- The Future Never Waits
- The End
- Aldous Huxley
- They Are So Easily Distracted
- Rama (The Prophecy)
- Outside Of Time
- I’m Learning To Live Today
- The Beginning
- Trapped In This Modern Age
Hawkwind: The Future Never Waits, CD Edition – Cherry Red Records