HAWKLORDS, THE band comprising former members of the seminal space rock group, Hawkwind, are about to hit the road in support of their fifth album, Fusion.
They are originally formed by Robert Calvert and Dave Brock (of Hawkwind) from the ashes of The Sonic Assassins in 1978.
Current members are Harvey Bainbridge, synthesizer and vocals, an original member of Hawklords 1978 line-up and long-serving member and writer with Hawkwind 1977 – 1993 and respected solo artiste.
He is joined by Dave Pearce, on drums, from the renowned British psych-rock band The Bevis Frond, and Jerry Richards, guitar and vocals, a veteran of the UK free festival scene of the 1980’s as well as lead guitarist, writer and producer with Hawkwind, 1996 to 2001.
Completing the line-up are Ron Tree, Lead vocals and oscillators, who was lead vocalist, bass player and writer with Hawkwind, 1995 to 2001, and Tom Ashurst, bass and vocals, a rising star from the British festival circuit and newest member of the band.
Their latest album ‘Fusion’, released on 7 October this year, is described by the band as “exploring the themes of sex, death, art, time and identity”.
It is another sonic slab of classic British space-rock with ‘real’ songs and a strangely beautiful electronic and glissando guitar piece from Harvey Bainbridge and Jerry Richards.
Kim McAuliffe, from Girlschool, guests on the album with a lead vocal on song ‘SR-71’ and there is a wry slice of commentary regarding the once golden American Dream.
The band embarks on a major tour of the UK throughout October and early November 2016, and will come to Whittles in Oldham on Friday, October 14.
Each show features a jaw-dropping digital projected lightshow, specially created by lighting designer and tour circuit veteran, Dave ‘Lighthouse’ Johnson.
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