Babal release exciting new album Who Will I Be When I Leave?

Capturing the angst of the 21st Century with Karen Langley’s sharply observed lyrics, laced with the manically haunting guitars of Rob Williams and Jon Sharp on drums (plus guest musicians), BABAL delivers a thought-provoking, barbed performance that defies categorization.


BABAL reveal a dystopian, offbeat view of life; their cinematic, psych/art-rock approach calls up comparisons with Talking Heads, Zappa, Beefheart, Hendrix, Primus, Bent Knee, and Patti Smith among many. 

The band has gathered great responses around the UK and Europe and has also played live soundtracks for Alternative Cinema presentations.

It’s been said

This is a wonderful amalgamation of progressive rock mixed well with Frank Zappa – like experimentation.
Progressive Rock Central

Karen, Rob, and Jon have yet again delivered something out of the norm and very special indeed.
Kev Rowland – Prog Archives

BABAL offers you more than a record, it’s a journey without any barriers or musical boundaries.
Wil – Chronicle

Babal easily switch between dark, light, gray, and dazzling. The band moves seamlessly through improvisation, taut precision, poetic fusion, political satire, eccentricity, and authentic raw power.
Anne-Claire -Mazik

If you want a piece of music to play in the background to a dinner party, then you have come to the wrong place. But, if you want to sit down for an hour and be taken on a magic carpet ride through our fragile existence, with humour, sarcasm, and understanding. If you like great guitar, bass and drums all working together, so tight, you will think it is all the same person. If you like colour and light and meaning, then this is a must have….
Chris Gill – Band of Rain

About Who will I be when I leave?

BABAL has many carriages, and there are many stops along the way; sometimes the train is just too crowded and we have to get off and have a station break; a breather, while we wait for the next connection.

We never opt for the straight-through – it always speeds past, sending clouds of dust and screeching metal particles over us as we sit patiently on the bench, anticipating the arrival of the mystery train that will send us happily on our way, toward the next strange town of tunes. What wonderful places we visit, and are still visiting!

“Who Will I Be When I Leave?” takes us to some eccentric station stops on a network of infrequently used branch lines and complex intersections. Take the BABAL ticket once more, and sit back for the Corkscrew Ride…. we can’t guarantee a return trip; just taking the journey is the goal. X
Karen Langley 2022

Tracklisting

1. 3 Minutes (7.12)
2. Sitting Pretty (6.54)
3. Corkscrew Rider (8.22)
4. Dead End Friends (4.35)
5. The Wolf Slips Up Quickly (6.17)
6. Made Without Instructions (5.00)
7. Baby Wants Freedom (7.59)
8. Doors (12.10)
9. Who Will I Be When I Leave? (3.52)

Total Playtime: 61’57

Lineup
Karen Langley: vocals
Rob Williams: Guitars, synth, bass, programming
Jon Sharp: Drums
Guest artist
Paul Smith: Bass on “ Corkscrew Rider” and “Doors”

Online Shopping North America & South America
https://mrrmusic.com/babal/

Online Shopping Europe & Asia
https://babal.bandcamp.com/music

Style: Cinematic, psych, art rock, prog rock

Country: England    

Artwork © Karen Langley, Rob Williams, Lord Iain Hawk, Nick Raybould   
Label: Melodic Revolution Records

Microsoft Word – Babal Who Will I Be When I Leave? Press Sheet.docx

Discography

Who Will I Be When I Leave? (2022) CD, Digital & Streaming
Corkscrew Rider (Single) (2022) Digital & Streaming
Zombie Diary (Single) (2021) Digital & Streaming
Spirit In A Meat Suit (2021) CD, Digital & Streaming
Dreams For Imaginary Puppet Shows On The Radio (2020) Limited Edition CD, Digital & Streaming
Hellish Interlude (2020) Limited Edition USB
Frank’s Lament EP (2020) LP, CD, Digital & Streaming
The Big Everything EP (2019) CD, Digital & Streaming
The Glacier EP (2018) CD, Digital & Streaming
The Circle of Confusion of Tongues (2018) LP, CD, Digital & Streaming

Babal Online
Website: https://babal.rocks/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babalband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babal_band/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/artminduk
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/treborwise
Melodic Revolution Records: https://mrrmusic.com/project/babal/

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
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Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/

Press Inquiries:

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Phone: + 0044 793 266 4383 [email protected]

Evership – The Law of Ages Official Video

About this Song
In this part of the rock opera, the wrongful king, the younger twin prince, has been crowned, leaving the rightful heir hopeless, until he meets Wisdom. The message here is when unjust life situations create uncertainties that are of such a scope as to be beyond our control, Wisdom encourages us to be patient and not reactive and comforts us with the knowledge that ill-gotten gain is temporal and truth, eventually, will be known.

The Law of Ages highlights the subtle and powerful range of vocalist Beau West and the classical influence of Shane Atkinson’s compositional prowess. Introspective and powerful, with notes as varied as Coldplay, The Scorpions, Kansas, and Queen, this single is a good power ballad suitable for modern, classic, acoustic, and progressive rock programs.

The Uncrowned King – Act 2 will be released on October 14th.

About Evership
Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson, along with lead vocalist Beau West. Few recent acts have made a bigger splash than Evership in the world of modern art/progressive or symphonic rock. Their impactful 2016 self-titled album catapulted them to the forefront of the rock world. This led to main-stage performances at the largest of US Art/Prog rock festivals RoSFest and ProgStock and over 50 glowing national and international reviews and interviews. Each successive album has been honored in the yearly “Best of’s” by critical reviewers. The response to The Uncrowned King – Act 1 was astounding. Highland (Issue #108) hails Evership as “firmly establishing themselves in the Progressive American Landscape” and UK’s ProgRadar sites “Evership is the new face of American Prog”.

Listen Links
https://ffm.to/zq5eb67

Web: www.evership.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/evershipband
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCekzGV7LlVF6uML4HTnT3cQ

BABAL – Who Will I Be When I Leave – Melodic Revolution Records

Babal are back with another album which refuses to conform to what anyone thinks progressive rock should be like, with a worldview which puts them in opposition to the majority and they are just fine with that. Although they have a guest who provides additional bass on a couple of tracks, Babal are a close-knit trio who have been following their own musical path and destiny for some years now, staying away from anything which could be deemed to be trendy and instead walking a path less followed. In Jon Sharpe they have a drummer who is never content to sit at the back and just keep time, but rather he needs to be heard and injects himself into the music to be a key part of the arrangements. Rob Williams is a multi-instrumentalist who appears to be at home with whatever he touches, and then there is Karen?… Karen is the ultimate performer living her roles, which are very much part of her, destined to be the center of attention.

With both Rob and Karen suffering cancer in recent years, there was a very high risk that Babal would have to fold, and as it is they have unable to play gigs for quite some time, but there is nothing which will stop the guys channeling the music which is in their blood, and here they have come up with one of their most uncompromising albums yet. Think Talking Heads mixed with Beefheart, experimental Zappa and some punk ethics (as opposed to musical) such as Crass and one may just get close. There are elements of free jazz alongside prog, an edginess which refuses definition and a solid desire never to be pleasant and restful but rather be angular and sharp. This is music which will divide opinions among progheads as there will be plenty who will feel there is too much angst and general weirdness going on while there will also be others who feel this is cutting edge which takes us back 50 years to a time when anything was possible and being progressive meant being different as opposed to rehashing what had come before.

I have become used to Babal by now and knew I would not necessarily enjoy this the first time I played this, even before I put it on, and possibly not even the second, but by the third, there was a smile on my face as Karen, Rob and Jon have yet again delivered something out of the norm and very special indeed.

4/5 by Kev Rowland

The Gardening Club Cross the Bridge of Spirits with New Album

As Martin Springett says ‘I am so fortunate to work with two brilliant musicians/producers in Kevin Laliberte and Norm Macpherson. I have wide musical interests and don’t care to be hemmed in by labels or listener expectations. With Kevin and Norm, I can travel to new and unexpected ports of call, and to many different musical worlds. A Bridge of Spirits connects them all.’

Bridge of Spirits Tracklist

1. Forever Leaving Home 06:05
2. The Sister of Theft 02:50
3. Woman In the Waves 05:56
4. Finding Home 01:48
5. Rare Birds 03:51
6. A Dance to the Music of Time 02:49
7. Bridge of Spirits 05:41
8. The Owl (long form) 17:04
9. The Gift 02:24
10. Strange Kingdom (Bonus Track) 04:49

Musicians on Bridge of Spirits

Kevin Laliberte – Flamenco Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Electric Bass 
Norm MacPherson: Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin & Bassoon 
Dave Wilkie: Vocals 
Denise Withnell: Vocals 
Drew Birston – Fretless Electric Bass and Acoustic Bass 
Martin Springett – Guitars, Bass, and Vocals 
Sari Alesh – Violin 
Wayne Kozak: Soprano Saxophone

Website: https://gardeningclubmusicandart.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100041018869969
Bandcamp: https://thegardeningclub.bandcamp.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnoZFljkNoakgZ7NMnqdXw

Melodic Revolution Records Online:

Website: https://mrrmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodicrevolutionrecords/
Bandcamp: https://myrevolution.bandcamp.com/

Evership are releasing The Law of Ages it’s 3rd and final single from their upcoming album, “The Uncrowned King – Act 2”, this Friday August 26th.

On Friday, August 26th the rock band Evership publishes the third and final single from their upcoming conclusion to the Rock Opera The Uncrowned King! The Law of Ages highlights the subtle and powerful range of vocalist Beau West and the classical influence of Shane Atkinson’s compositional prowess. Introspective and powerful, with notes as varied as Coldplay, The Scorpions, Kansas, and Queen, this single is a good power ballad suitable for modern, classic, acoustic, and progressive rock programs. A music video for The Law of Ages will be released on Sept.14th. The Uncrowned King – Act 2 will be released on October 14th.

About this Song
In this part of the rock opera, the wrongful king, the younger twin prince, has been crowned, leaving the rightful heir hopeless, until he meets Wisdom. The message here is when unjust life situations create uncertainties that are of such a scope as to be beyond our control, Wisdom encourages us to be patient and not reactive and comforts us with the knowledge that ill-gotten gain is temporal and truth, eventually, will be known.

About Evership
Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson, along with lead vocalist Beau West. Few recent acts have made a bigger splash than Evership in the world of modern art/progressive or symphonic rock. Their impactful 2016 self-titled album catapulted them to the forefront of the rock world. This led to main-stage performances at the largest of US Art/Prog rock festivals RoSFest and ProgStock and over 50 glowing national and international reviews and interviews. Each successive album has been honored in the yearly “Best of’s” by critical reviewers. The response to The Uncrowned King – Act 1 was astounding. Highland (Issue #108) hails Evership as “firmly establishing themselves in the Progressive American Landscape” and UK’s ProgRadar sites “Evership is the new face of American Prog”.

Listen Links
https://ffm.to/zq5eb67

Web: www.evership.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/evershipband
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCekzGV7LlVF6uML4HTnT3cQ

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