Sanguine Hum Joins BEM

Wow, this is absolutely huge news.  Congratulations to all involved, but especially to David Elliott!  One of the finest labels in prog snags one of the finest bands in prog!

Sanguine Hum sign to BEM for new album Now We Have Power
Bad Elephant Music is proud to announce that renowned and respected Oxfordshire-based progressive rock outfit Sanguine Hum is joining the BEM family, and will be releasing their long-awaited new album, Now We Have Power, this October.

The follow-up and sequel to 2015’s acclaimed double CD Now We Have Light (“a masterpiece”, in the words of All About Jazz magazine) continues the story of Don through a surreal lyrical and musical landscape. Now We Have Power also sees the return of original drummer Paul Mallyon to the fold as a special guest.

Joff Winks, Sanguine Hum’s guitarist and vocalist: “Making Now We Have Power has been a long, but enjoyable process and we’re really thrilled that Bad Elephant are on board with us to present the album to the world. There is an exciting vibe at BEM that is totally about putting interesting and unique music first and we’re really happy to be part of their enthusiastic team for this release.”

“It’s a real honour to be working with a band as respected as Sanguine Hum”, says BEM’s label manager, David Elliott. “Now We Have Power builds on its predecessor, a true progression in every way. It’s been great working with Matt Baber on his solo album, and now having The Hum as part of the family is just brilliant”.

Now We Have Power will be released on CD and high-quality digital download on 12th October 2018, with pre-orders opening in late August.

Sanguine Hum began as a musical collaboration through the early 2000s between school friends Joff Winks and Matt Baber, who set about writing and recording a unique blend of musical compositions inspired by artists such as the Flaming Lips, Tortoise, Aphex Twin and Frank Zappa. Operating under three different monikers – Joff Winks Band, Antique Seeking Nuns and Nunbient – during which time bassist Brad Waissman and drummer Paul Mallyon joined the party –  the band eventually settled on the name Sanguine Hum with the release of their first album, Diving Bell, in 2009.

With No-Man drummer Andrew Booker added to the ranks, the band appeared at the prestigious RoSFest festival in 2012 – available as the Live In America set – and released their second album, The Weight Of The World the following year. The new record saw a Prog Magazine nomination for ‘Newcomer of the Year’, as well as being named as one of Stuart Maconie’s BBC Radio 6 Music Freakzone albums of 2013.

The band put aside the following year to rehearse and record Now We Have Light, a hugely ambitious concept double CD, released in 2015 and proving to be their most successful release so far. After the exhausting process of realising NWHL, the guys went back to Songs For Days, an album they’d recorded as The Joff Winks Band three years prior to Diving Bell, releasing it under the Sanguine Hum moniker as What We Ask Is Where We Begin in early 2016.

With Now We Have Power in the bag by the end of 2017, and as a part of the Bad Elephant Music family, Sanguine Hum are ready to further realise their unique musical vision, cementing their reputation in the top tier of modern progressive artists.
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