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Space Gypsy

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Nik will be performing his new album Space Gypsy at Sonic Rock Solstice in June and at other venues around the UK. See live dates for details.


Updated 9th April

25th April
Nik Turner's ICU
Wagon and Horses
Adderley St, Digbeth, Birmingham

3rd May
Nik Turner's Space Gypsy
Beer and Cider Festival, Somerset Arms
Semington, Wiltshire

17th May
Nik Turner's Space Gypsy
Stonehenge Conference
George Hotel, Amesbury

20-22nd June
Nik Turner's Space Gypsy
Sonic Rock Solstice
Penmaenau Farm, Bulith Wells, Wales

27th July
Inner City Unit
Kozfest, Devon

31st July - 2nd Aug
Nik Turner's Space Gypsy
Green Gathering
Chepstow Race Course, Chepstow

15th Aug
Nik Turner
Mani Neumeyer, Germany
Details TBC

21 - 24th Aug
Nik Turner
AberJazz Fest
Fishguard, Pembs
Details TBC


Inner City Unit

Inner City Unit returned in December with their unique brand of post apocalyptic space punk garage psychedelia, playing in Windsor and London. ICU also performed at the Judge Trev memorial gig at the Brunswick in Brighton and Hove in March 8th and play Kozfest in July (see live dates).

US and Canada tour, Space Gypsy album

Thanks to all of you you came to see Nik on his US and Canada dates in support of the new Cleopatra CD Space Gypsy. Space Gypsy features guest appearances from Simon House and Steve Hillage alongside Nicky Garratt, Jurgen Engler and Jeff Piccinini from Nik's US touring band. Space Gypsy is available as a digipak CD, as a gatefold vinyl with bonus etched 7 inch single, and as a box set including a CD of rough mixes and additional flute and saxophone improvisations.

Nik has also released a single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L”, available digitally and as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl (only 500 pressed) on Cleopatra Records.

Space Ritual 40 Years On

The Quietus features an excellent article about Hawkwind's Space Ritual by Joe Banks.

"Hawkwind at the height of their powers were as good as any of their German contemporaries...and they were at the height of their powers when they recorded the live album Space Ritual."

» a case for sonic attack

Mick Farren

We wish to send our sincerest condolences to all of Micky Farren's friends and family, and express our deepest sorrow at the news of Micky's death, albeit, on stage at the Borderline Club, and I'm sure he wouldn't have wanted it any other way, truly a poetic departure. We knew Mick over many years, and always knew him as an inspiring, innovative and creative writer and performer. Rest In Peace Micky, long may you be remembered with fondness and admiration, from Nik Turner and Space Ritual.

Outriders of Apocalypse

The complete Outriders of Apocalypse set from Alchemy is now available to listen to on SoundCloud.

The Fusion Syndicate

the fusion syndicate

"Now here's something different! I just received the new release from The Fusion Syndicate. This band is made up of jazz, rock and blues superstars and the recording is all you could wish for in this format. Billy Sherwood, writer of all compositions and with a background of top bands as long as your arm played keys, guitars drums, synth and vocals throughout this recording. The opening track, Random Acts Of Science, has strong hints to the Mahavishnu Orchestra featuring Rick Wakeman (Yes) on keys, Jerry Goodman (Flock, Mahavishnu Orchestra) on violin, Nik Turner (Hawkwind) on sax and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) on bass."

Master of the Universe

The classic Hawkwind track from Xin Search Of Space, co-written by Nik, is featured in a TV advert for Ford's B-Max.

It's Psychedelic Baby

A new interview with Nik has been posted on It's Psychedelic Baby.

Andrew Cross

thunder rider in andrew cross film

Thunder Rider is featured in a new 15 minute film by Andrew Cross, featuring improvised saxophone performed in the landscape of Salisbury Plain.

Project 9

Project 9, formed by Nik in 2011, plays an amalgam of (more or less) all the bands Nik has formed in his musical career, past, present and future.


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