Nik Turner (Hawkwind) & Youth Announces New Album

Former Hawkwind member, Nik Turner has teamed up with Killing Joke bassist and award winning producer Youth to release a new album on Youth Sounds in conjunction with Cadiz Entertainment Ltd on the 12th of February 2021.

‘Interstellar Energy’ will be released on CD and limited edition blue vinyl and features six space rock meets motorick kosmische tracks including the lead single ‘Tesla’. The initial idea came about when snooker legend and prog rock obsessive Steve Davis invited Nik Turner (saxophone) to create an all star live jam with ex members of Hawkwind under the musical direction and vision of Youth  (bass, synths & drones) at Glastonbury in 2017 and 2019.

The two reconvened last year at The Kinks’ Konk Studios in London together with the Space Falcons line up of Bruce Welch (guitar), Matt Smith (keyboards), Will Hughes (bass & percussions), Richard Lanchester (drums) and Chris Barnett (violin) to record the fruits of these legendary live sets and preserve them for prosperity – set your Lazers on stun and buckle up for an incredible trip through this cosmic psyche meltdown.

Album Track Listing:

01. ‘Space’

02. ‘Cracker’

03. ‘Solar Probe’

04. ‘Tesla’

05. ‘Sygnus’

06. ‘Slider’

The ‘Interstellar Energy’ album is the first in a series of innovative, and varied releases that the Youth Sounds imprint will unleash over the coming year. There will be new records from Vivien GoldmanBlue PearlMad Professor, Lee Scratch Perry, Big Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke) and ‘Youth – Sketch, Drugs & Rock N Roll’ – a DVD that charts the amazing life of the man himself with contributions from Boy George, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour and Alan McGee.  Next Spring will also see the arrival of Youth’s debut album – the eagerly awaited first ever solo outing from the multi talented musician, producer and mixer after a genre -bursting career that spans forty years.

Youth has been there, seen it and done it. He has produced albums by the biggest superstars on the planet and continues to influence generations of producers and musicians and is without doubt one of the most adaptable and diverse musical figures of the modern age.

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