Capturing the angst of 21st Century Britain with Karen Langley’s sharply observed lyrics, laced with the manically haunting guitars of Rob Williams and enhanced by Zoie Green’s trippy keyboards, plus groove drivers Ben Balsom on bass and Jon Sharp on electronic drums, BABAL deliver a theatrical, barbed performance that defies categorization.
BABAL reveal a dystopian, sideways view of life; their psych/art-rock approach calling up comparisons with Talking Heads , Zappa, Beefheart, Hendrix, Primus, Bent Knee and Patti Smith among many. The band have gathered great responses around the UK and Europe and have also played live soundtracks for Alternative Cinema presentations.
Karen Langleys' sharp lyrics and powerfully fluid vocals soar over groove-driven soundscapes and songs, meshed with blistering guitars.
Their 4th album was released in April, 2018 "The Circle of Confusion of Tongues" on Melodic Revolution Records in vinyl, CD and digital download formats.
“The Glacier” EP was released on September 18th, 2018 on Melodic Revolution Records.
'The Big Everything' was released on Feb. 28, 2019 on Melodic Revolution Records.
Frank's Lament" EP is released on vinyl/CD/digital on January 16th 2020 on Melodic Revolution Records.
Dreams For Imaginary Puppet Shows on the Radio album was released on August 21st 2020 on CD/digital on MRR
Spirit In A Meat Suit album is released on CD/digital on March 26th 2021.
Charming, alarming and serving up improvisational chunks of beauty between slices of rich vocals, the ever evolving BABAL mix groove-based rock with strange, enigmatic lyrics and blistering rhythms, topped by stunning guitars.
Driven by soaring vocal dynamics, and twisting into vibrant guitar soundscapes, BABAL's music is underpinned by a stronghold of bass and drums. BABAL morph from dark to light, shadow to shiny, leaving a trail of sparkling crescendos, bold rhythms and provoking lyrics. The band move easily between improvised, poetic fusion mixes to theatrical, political, hard-hitting pieces that express the satirical, eccentric core of the BABALONEONS themselves - each one a virtuoso; united they create an intricate web of passionate, vibrant music.