Festival legends Headmix Collective are limbering up for what looks set to be a brawl for album of the year.
Of course, we dont really see things in terms of a competition, music ain’t that simple. You can’t compare apples and pairs (Mainly because one is a fruit and the other is a term for two things used together.) But hey, not since the heady days of Blur v Oasis or Beatles v Stones has a musical year sounded so exciting.
Headmix Collective declared on social media last night (26th January)…
Dust off your diaries! We have dates to announce…
To celebrate the first Imbolc stirrings of spring we will releasing our new single next Wednesday 2nd February. With an album to follow later in the year.
We will also be putting tickets on sale for our first gig in 8 years. The gig will be on Friday 25th March at the awesome Brighton Electric venue in Brighton.
Exciting times – we sincerely hope you can join us to hear our new tracks for the first time, and of course many of the old favourites too!
When they say it’s the first gig for six years, they mean they did a handful of gigs to see if they liked working together again. (They did.) But in reality the band split up in in 2003, after seven years of making people dance in fields all over Europe.
So who else has new material out this year?
Big mates of Headmix, Tarantism have also been making people dance in fields since 1995, but they have never broken up – despite the band being scattered all over this green and pleasant land.
They have a new album out in May. A social media post this week announced…
We are excited! the new studio album ”A Pill To Purge All Melancholy” is at the final mastering stage, the artwork is at the printers and it will be available for pre order really soon.. we’ll be posting snippets and tour details over the next few weeks! so excited for you all to hear it, we’ve worked so hard on it and are now proud to let it out into the world! xx
One of those gigs will be a Peppermint Iguana/Radical Wales promotion in Newport’s Le Pub on 12th May. Watch this space for details.
ONE EYED GOD:
New kids on the block (although in fairness, they have done a few laps), One Eyed God have a new album to launch upon the world on vinyl and CD on 25th February. A few CDs leaked out at festivals last year and we consider it the best album of 2021, although it wasn’t officially released, so will be a contender for 2022 as well.
If that’s not enough to wet your whistle, Dub War are back. Having split in 1999 they have been teasing us with rare gigs since 2014. But now they are back proper, with a new album coming out this year.
Front man Benji Webbe posted earlier this month…
Signed a record deal with my friends in DUBWAR , so expect new music & vibes this coming year, excited to start this journey with Jeff Rose & The Glove …this being our 4th studio album titled WESTGATE UNDER FIRE, is sounding solid an unique as only DW can do, got a few guest drummers, produced by our fellow welsh mate Richard “Action” Jackson, this ones gunna flip your caps back, roll on rocking with D-WAR 2022
Of course, these aren’t the only bands putting out new music. Porcupine Tree have a new album in the pipeline and there are some wicked new releases from the Liquid Sound Design label in the diary. There have already been some ace albums released this year, including King Buffalo, King Weed and Q Shaq. And it’s only January!
We had better get our reviewing trousers on sheepish. Watch this space.
Who said, “there’s no good new music about these days”? You are wrong. What a time to be alive.