Saturday, March 24, 2007

Alan Davey Solo CD Press Release

Alan Davey
Human on the Outside
Format: CD

Alan Davey, long-time bass player with legendary space rockers Hawkwind, releases his new solo album, ‘Human on the Outside’.

Brimming with Davey’s kaleidoscopic and technicolour musical ideas, Human on the Outside is destined to please long time fans of his work with Hawkwind, admirers of his previous solo outings Captured Rotation and Bedouin (both recently reissued by Voiceprint Records) and a whole new audience.

Human on the Outside is a timely reminder of Alan’s ability as a multi-talented instrumentalist featuring not only his highly regarded bass playing (he describes his style as "playing like a rhythm or lead guitar") but also his synth and six-string guitar work. The album also includes a vocal contribution (on ‘Glass Wolves’) by his Meads of Asphodel colleague Metatron.

"It’s eclectic" notes Davey. "This album is way ahead of anything I’ve done before. There are deep, atmospheric, sounds and some really unusual rock numbers. It’s still clearly me – but it sounds like nothing I’ve ever done before, it has a real filmic quality to it. I’m always stretching myself as a musician and trying to do something totally different, really experimenting with sounds. This one is really on the button."
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"Davey remains an inventive and imaginative composer"
Record Collector Magazine

"If Alan Davey were cut down the middle, he’d have Hawkwind written through him"
Hawkwind – Sonic Assassins (SAF Publishing, 2004)

For further information & interviews, please contact:
Ian Abrahams
T: 07722519266

Saturday, March 03, 2007

'This is the Sea' BBC Radio Scotland

Little bit of advance warning on this, but I'm featured on BBC Radio Scotland on 15th March at 11.30am (I think that's the correct time but will post again nearer the time) for their series on 'Classic Scottish Albums'. They're featuring the Waterboys 'This is the Sea', which I did an interview for towards the end of last year. Preview disc arrived today and I'm delighted to find that, contary to expectation, not only are my contributions included, but they've worked some sort of wizardry to make me sound sane and human! Actually it's a good little documentary, with a lot of commentary from Mike Scott on the recording of the album and his influences at the time.This will be available via the Internet and the BBC's 'Listen Again' service so I'll post around some links nearer the time.