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BABAL: Who Will I Be When I Leave (WWIBWIL)

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!

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.

“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.


Release Date: September 16, 2022
Style: Cinematic, psych, art rock, prog rock
Country: England
Artwork © Karen Langley, Rob Williams, Lord
Iain Hawk, Nick Raybould Label: Melodic Revolution Records

  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. 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”


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 WHO WILL I BE WHEN I LEAVE? is now available on Melodic Revolution Records on limited edition numbered CD, digital and streaming.

Please note that this competition is run by Babal and Bad Dog Promotions - not Fireworks Rock & Metal Magazine or Rocktopia Ltd. Please direct your entries towards Babal and Bad Dog Promotions