Welkin Prepare Sophomore Album

Published: 2005-01-05
Although their 3-song EP 'Horses Heaving Under These Silver Stars' was a tasty treat (read Soul Shine's opinion of the record in the 'Reviews' section of the web site), it's about time Welkin offered up the entrČe. Luckily fans of the Vancouver band won't have too much longer to wait as the four-piece recently wrapped up recording on their second full-length album.

Given the title 'Strangers and Exiles' by the neo-prog rockers, the album will feature all of the tracks found on their 2004 EP which are: 'Small', 'Horses Heaving Under These Silver Stars', and 'Psalm of Pearls' (all available for download at the band's site www.welkinband.com). Set to be released "in the near future", the album will hit Welkin's hometown of Vancouver first, and will presumably be spread across the country by the spring of 2005. The spreading of 'Strangers and Exiles' will be helped along greatly when Welkin heads out on a cross country tour in spring. Check back to Soul Shine for updates of Welkin's tour plans when they come to fruition.

While it'll be a bit longer before Welkin will be back on stage together, a solo show from frontman Geoff Birch will tide over the people of Hope, British Columbia. Birch is set to perform on Friday, January 14th at The Blue Moose, where he will play some of his own material, songs from Welkin's 2002 debut 'No Ordinary Elephant', as well as preview some of the tracks of 'Strangers and Exiles'.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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