It's all getting very busy in the Galahad camp at the moment. Not only will we be releasing a brand new studio album 'The Long Goodbye' towards the end of the year we will also be playing a couple of live shows, the first in fact for over four and a half years!!
We hope that some of you will be able to join us on the afternoon of Sunday 8th October where we will be playing at the well renowned Summer's End Festival in Chepstow, South Wales. https://www.summersend.co.uk/
We will then be playing a joint headline show with Red Bazar at the 1865 in Southampton on Sunday 5th November. https://www.facebook.com/events/1146917062572890
At both shows we'll be playing a selection of older Galahad favourites plus newer songs from last year's 'The Last Great Adventurer' album plus music from our forthcoming brand new studio album 'The Long Goodbye'.
We can't wait to get back on stage after what has been far, far too long and hope a fair few of you will join us for the ride. Plus, if they go well we may even organise a few more!
As already mentioned above we are also now very proud to announce that hot on the heels of ‘The Last Great Adventurer’ we have finished our next new studio album ‘The Long Goodbye’ which be released in Ocober 2023.
This latest opus, the band’s twelfth studio album, was mainly recorded during the same sessions of TLGA before, during and after the recent Covid emergency, by the various band members and finally edited, mixed and mastered, as usual, by engineer/producer extraordinaire Karl Groom from Threshold.
Thus, the album line up is the same as the last one: i.e. Stu Nicholson (vocals), Dean Baker (keyboards) and Spencer Luckman (drums), Lee Abraham (guitars) and Mark Spencer (bass guitar).
The main album consists of five tracks plus two bonus tracks on the CD.
As is the case with TLGA, ‘The Long Goodbye’ has a crisp and clear contemporary sound but, musically, still includes a variety of influences including a few nods to the band’s progressive heritage particularly the epic closing title track in which the ageing process and the difficult and tricky subject of early onset dementia is tackled, hopefully with a certain degree of poignancy.
‘The Long Goodbye’ CD version will be released in October 2023 followed by the digital version in November which will available from all the usual online digital platforms including our official Galahad Bandcamp site (https://galahad1.bandcamp.com). Pre-order dates directly from our official website are still to be confirmed.
Vinyl LP versions in a gatefold sleeve will be also released at some point jointly with our friends at Oskar Productions in Poland, hopefully towards the end of 2023. The LP will be available on both standard black vinyl and two coloured splatter vinyl versions. Release date to be confirmed and an announcement will be made as soon we know when then they will become available to order.