Sia released today 23/11/20
Available now from GEP
It's November 23rd and a beautiful morning outside! Today we have the great pleasure of releasing our new album, Sia. Our love and gratitude to all those who have supported us along the way X.
Here's what hugely respected rock journalist and author, Martin Kielty had to say:
...finally got time to settle down in a nice vibe and listen to the album. Fuck me, it is a masterpiece! As a wordsmith I’d start with the words “globally emotional” and “world music for the world now.”I LOVE it. I hope this isn’t an insult – I don’t think it is – but it reminds me of the “world music” that came out in the ‘80s, when we were starting to really celebrate a sense of connection, before it all went Neo-liberal… And I don’t want to over-politicise your art, but you’re making a powerful point in a strong way.
In any case, my compliments. It’s an artistic achievement, it’s a slice of all-embracing honesty that the world needs right now; and I get the feeling that you always aimed for that, and in the past sometimes you succeeded. But THIS, this is a victory.
You can HEAR the confidence and love. And we ALL need that right now.
"Love Is Coming" from Sia
This little beauty arrived this morning :)
Great review in PROG magazine! Thank you Gary Mackenzie!
GEP announce pre-orders and SIA release date
We're totally vibed to announce that our new album, ‘Sia’, will be released on November 23rd in an ‘eco friendly’ 6 panel card digi-sleeve CD format. A double 12” yellow vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with lyric sheet will follow in time for that elusive christmas present We really hope you'll enjoy the new music! The CD is available now for pre-order here:
New gig dates for 2021
May 8th - The Craufurd, Wolverton - planned to be a belated album launch
May 9th - Winter's End Festival, Chepstow
June 18th - Cambridge Rock Festival
August 21st - A New Day Festival Faversham, Kent
August 22nd - 1865 Southampton
Solstice sign to Giant Electric Pea -
"We are so excited to be joining the GEP family of artists. It feels like finally re-joining close friends whose long journeys began in the same place but led down different tracks. Apart from being the natural home for Solstice, GEP have an incredible team committed to bringing great music to the world's finest audience and we can't wait to work with them on the new album! So, a huge thank you to Mike Holmes and all at GEP for having faith and signing Solstice. We 're literally buzzing about this music, recorded with our amazing new vocalist Jess Holland, and truly believe fans of prog and beyond will agree it's our best work to date!"
Our site has been down for over a month but.... we're back!!!
Lots to report and updates coming very soon. In the meantime... here's the cover for the new album Sia. See you soon :) More news at
We're trailing Sia with a video single release of Love Is Coming... here's the teaser.
We are now on Bandcamp. You can download the full Prophecy album or separate tracks. These are the original full resolution mastered files.
We will be adding all the Solstice albums in the near future.
PROG mag article - Meet new singer Jess Holland
Demos for the new album are complete... here's the first three of our 'work in progress' videos from the isolation bunker.
Taking about the new Solstice singer and forthcoming album with Laurence Todd for Velvet Thunder
Peter Hemsley releases 'Ghosts' video from the album 'Beauty Of Time'
Unfortunately all gigs below have fallen victim to Corvid-19.
The Craufurd TBC but your tickets will be good for the reschedule or will be refunded if you can't make the new date when announced.
Winter's End is postponed for exactly one year.
Cambridge Rock Fest are looking at possible reschedule dates.
April 24th - The Craufurd, Milton Keynes
April 26th - Winter's End Festival
June 19th - Cambridge Rock Festival
PROPHECY .. the Solstice album on Esoteric Antenna featuring three new mixes from Steven Wilson
"arguably one of the finest albums to come out of prog-rock Britain
in the last 20 years"
"The superb new album"" PROG
THE RETURN OF A LEGEND….. when it comes to psychedelic music, and with guitarist, backing vocalist and main man Andy Glass still at the helm, the only original member, it is a stunning album. Read more
KEEPERS OF THE TRUTH…..More than 30 years after the band's formation, Solstice has created what is in my opinion their best album to date. Read More
DPRP PROPHECY REVIEW... 2010 marked a resurgence of activity for Solstice with the release of Spirit, their first studio album in 13 years. Since then they've released 2011's live CD/DVD set Kindred Spirits and now a brand studio album, Prophecy. Read More
GREG SPAWTON - BIG BIG TRAIN "A suite of 5 excellent new songs"
Albums That Saved Prog - Silent Dance
Prog Mag feature Silent Dance as an 'Album That Saved Prog' in issue 49. Rich Wilson's entertaining 4 page spread is well worth a gander, covering the ups and downs along with plenty of images from the recording sessions.
Beauty Of Time
Pete Hemsley's beautiful debut solo album, Beauty Of Time produced by Andy Glass, is out now on CD, Vinyl and online. PeterHemsley.com
It features Pete's sublime Hang playing and contributions from some amazing musicians
Stream on Spotify