Nik embarks on an extensive tour of the US and Canada, starting in August and featuring Nicky Garratt (guitar), Jason Willer (drums), Bryce Shelton (bass) and Kephera Moon (keys, vox and synths). Support is provided by Witch Mountain and Hedersleben.
26 - Oakland, CA - Uptown
27 - Los Angeles, CA - Viper Room
28 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
29 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
30 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
01 - Austin, TX- Red 7
02 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
03 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
04 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
05 - Lafayette, GA - Meltasia Fest
06 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Fest
07 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
08 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
09 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
10 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
12 - Boston, MA - Middle East
14 - Montreal, QC - IL Motore
15 - Toronto, On - The Garrison
16 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
17 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
18 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
19 - Rock Island, IL - RIBCO
20 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
Updated 30th Aug
26th Aug - 20th Sept
North American Tour
(see news item for dates)
Space Ritual Implosion
Space Ritual plus Thomas Crimble’s Inevitable and Project 9
Borderline, London W1D 4JB
Nik is featured in a short documentary by Kevin Pickering called Victory for the People.
Inner City Unit returned in December with their unique brand of post apocalyptic space punk garage psychedelia, playing in Windsor and London. ICU also performed at the Judge Trev memorial gig at the Brunswick in Brighton and Hove in March 8th and play Kozfest in July (see live dates).
Thanks to all of you you came to see Nik on his US and Canada dates in support of the new Cleopatra CD Space Gypsy. Space Gypsy features guest appearances from Simon House and Steve Hillage alongside Nicky Garratt, Jurgen Engler and Jeff Piccinini from Nik's US touring band. Space Gypsy is available as a digipak CD, as a gatefold vinyl with bonus etched 7 inch single, and as a box set including a CD of rough mixes and additional flute and saxophone improvisations.
Nik has also released a single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L”, available digitally and as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl (only 500 pressed) on Cleopatra Records.
The Quietus features an excellent article about Hawkwind's Space Ritual by Joe Banks.
"Hawkwind at the height of their powers were as good as any of their German contemporaries...and they were at the height of their powers when they recorded the live album Space Ritual."
Nik makes a guest appearance on a new album by Silverwing called Strange Daze Indeed.
The complete Outriders of Apocalypse set from Alchemy is now available to listen to on SoundCloud.
Thunder Rider is featured in a new 15 minute film by Andrew Cross, featuring improvised saxophone performed in the landscape of Salisbury Plain.
Project 9, formed by Nik in 2011, plays an amalgam of (more or less) all the bands Nik has formed in his musical career, past, present and future.