Hawkwind have announced that they will release a new album, Somnia, through Cherry Red Records in September
At the same time the band have announced a short run of live dates for September, as well as the band’s fabled three-day Hawkfest which will take place in August and their postponed London Palladium Arrival in Dystopia show which will take place in October.
“Somnia will be released to coincide with the return of our three-day Hawkfest festival, which runs from 27th – 29th August in East Devon, the anniversary of Hawkwind’s first ever live gig,” the band say in a statement. “The concept of Somnia makes many allusions to sleep; through Roman mythology and the god of sleep Somnus, the lyrics tell the tale of sleepless paranoia, strange encounters, fever dreams and meditation.”
Somnia will be available on CD and 180g vinyl and pre-orders will open soon.