[News] Babal released the new album “WWIBWIL (Who Will I Be When I leave?)” and launch a contest

British Psych Prog Rockers Babal are back with a new and more magnificent album, quite vibrant, excellent, probably their most engaging and updated album where musical genres have no limits!


Take your chance to win a free album from the Babalography by posting a picture of you with your “WWIBWIL” copy!
You have until October 22nd to participate. Good luck!

Babal‘s latest album “WWIBWIL (Who Will I Be When I leave?)” is now available on Melodic Revolution Records on limited edition numbered CD, digital and streaming.

Capturing the angst of the 21st Century with Karen Langley’s sharply observed lyrics, laced with the manically haunting guitars of Rob Williams and Jon Sharp on drums (plus guest musicians), Babal deliver a thought provoking, barbed performance that defies categorization.

Babal reveal a dystopian, offbeat view of life; their Cinematic, Psych/Art-Rock approach calling up comparisons with Talking Heads , Zappa, Beefheart, Hendrix, Primus, Bent Knee and Patti Smith among many.

The band have gathered great responses around the UK and Europe and have also played live soundtracks for Alternative Cinema presentations.

Their 4th album was released in April, 2018 “The Circle of Confusion of Tongues” on Melodic Revolution Records in vinyl, CD and digital download formats.

The Glacier” EP was released on September 18th, 2018 on Melodic Revolution Records.

The Big Everything” was released on Feb. 28, 2019 on Melodic Revolution Records.

Frank’s Lament” EP is released on vinyl/CD/digital on January 16th 2020 on Melodic Revolution Records.

Dreams For Imaginary Puppet Shows on the Radio album was released on August 21st 2020 on CD/digital on MRR

Spirit In A Meat Suit album is released on CD/digital on March 26th 2021.

Charming, alarming and serving up improvisational chunks of beauty between slices of rich vocals, the ever evolving Babal mix groove-based Rock with strange, enigmatic lyrics and blistering rhythms, topped by stunning guitars.

Driven by soaring vocal dynamics, and twisting into vibrant guitar soundscapes, Babal‘s music is underpinned by a stronghold of bass and drums. Babal morph from dark to light, shadow to shiny, leaving a trail of sparkling crescendos, bold rhythms and provoking lyrics. The band move easily between improvised, poetic fusion mixes to theatrical, political, hard-hitting pieces that express the satirical, eccentric core of the Babaloneons themselves – each one a virtuoso; united they create an intricate web of passionate, vibrant music.

Who Will I Be When I Leave?” takes us to some eccentric station stops on a network of infrequently used branch-lines and complex intersections. Take the Babal ticket once more, and sit back for the Corkscrew Ride…. we can’t guarantee a return-trip; just taking the journey is the goal.

Pre -release orders for limited edition CD starts August 16th: https://babal.bandcamp.com/album/who-will-i-be-when-i-leave


1. 3 Minutes (7.12)
2. Sitting Pretty (6.54)
3. Corkscrew Rider (8.22)
4. Dead End Friends (4.35)
5. The Wolf Slips Up Quickly (6.17)
6. Made Without Instructions (5.00)
7. Baby Wants Freedom (7.59)
8. Doors (12.10)
9. Who Will I Be When I Leave? (3.52)

 Total Playtime: 61’57


Karen Langley / Vocals
Rob Williams / Guitars, Synth, Bass, Programming
Jon Sharp / Drums
Guest artist
Paul Smith
 / Bass on “Corkscrew Rider” and “Doors

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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