Nektar Ready New Album
Veteran prog rockers Nektar are currently writing music for their next album, with plans to record before the end of the year.
“I’m about halfway through the writing process at the moment,” mainman Roye Alrighton told Classic Rock. “If all goes to plan we’ll be in the studio by November, and aim t have it all wrapped up for a release in February.”
These days, it’s something of a challenge to get the band together for recording purposes.
“I’m the only one in the UK. So I have to get everything ready, and then get the other guys – keyboard player Klaus Henatsch, bassist Peter Pichl and drummer Ron Howden – over from Germany. We’ll be recording in a studio run by my son, in a place called Bridport, Dorset.”
The material, says guitarist/vocalist Albrighton, will be a mixture of lengthy epics, of the sort that effectively built the band’s reputation in the 1970s, and shorter, more commercial songs.
Nektar are also planning a tour in March/April.
“We’ve just taken on a new booking agent, and hope to have everything worked out for the tour soon. It’s a relief to let someone else handle that side of things, so I can concentrate on the music.”
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