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Now Hear This: Hawkestrel | Pioneers of Space

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: Hot on the tail feathers of last year’s debut album from Hawkestrel, the project spearheaded by former Hawkwind bass player Alan Davey, comes this brand-new album from the quintessential Hawkwind supergroup! Made up of more Hawkwind alumni than any previous project, Hawkestrel is truly the next evolution of this legendary British rock legacy.

The new album, Pioneers Of Space, continues the sci-fi adventures with a mix of original compositions and bold covers — including a wildly adventurous version of Post Malone’s megahit Circles featuring some stellar guitar work from Todd Rundgren. And Rundgren isn’t the only special guest here; also contributing their talents are former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, prog legend David Cross, electric violinist L. Shankar, wild man Arthur Brown, MC5’s Wayne Kramer, and lots more!

First single Day Of The Quake is a complete revamp of a rare early-’80s recording from Hawkwind’s much-loved poet laureate Robert Calvert. Davey enthuses about the track saying, “From the lyrical genius that is Bob Calvert comes Day of the Quake. This masterclass of English poetics gets married up to some up-tempo exciting music I wrote with the one and only Mick Taylor guesting on lead guitar and the legendary Nik Turner on sax. Get ready to rumble!”