Hedersleben Die Neuen Welten on LP
The concept of Hedersleben actually began in Hedersleben, Germany in 2011. It was there that Nicky Garratt and Uve Müllrich, bass player of the krautrock legends Embryo, spent a weekend talking about and playing music. In 2012 Garratt became the music director for Hawkwind's Nik Turner and the opportunity to reunite with drummer Jason Willer - both former members of UK Subs - presented itself. While working on Turner's Space Gypsy album the embryonic Hedersleben began to take shape.
Influenced by the fearless spirit of the early krautrock scene Hedersleben, augmented by second keyboard player/vocalist Kyrsten Bean, recorded their first album Upgoer in June 2013. Alongside Garratt and Willer, the album features Bryce Shelton from Hollow Mirrors on bass and Kephera Moon from Dragontime on keyboard and vocals. Hedersleben completed their first US tour in October/November 2013 opening for and backing Nik Turner. Immediately following Upgoer this line-up of Hedersleben also backed legendary Swiss krautrock band Brainticket in the studio.
Die Neuen Welten (The New Worlds) is the band's 2014 sophomore album and it features the same quintet line-up as its predecessor. The 5-track set finds us in deep interstellar space and takes humanities aspirations for upward exploration, the subject of the first album Upgoer, to an even grander stage!