British Cinematic Psychedelic Art-rock
Capturing the angst of the 21st Century and mixing it with a timeless jazzy recklessness is BABAL’s home territory. Karen Langley’s sharply poetic lyrics, laced with the manically haunting guitars and synths of Rob Williams are swept along by Jon Sharp’s electronic drum grooves, forming the core of BABAL’S musical oeuvre.
Their savvy, psych/art rock music references many genres and artists; comparisons have been made with Talking Heads, Zappa, Kate Bush, Beefheart, Primus, Hendrix, Bent Knee, Patti Smith, to name a few.
Karen’s lyrics and powerful, yet pure vocal style integrate with the inventive, rhythmic backdrops of Jon Sharp and are meshed with the blistering guitars of Rob Williams.
The band has worked together as a unit for many years and gathered great responses around the UK and Europe. They have also played live accompaniment for alternative cinema and spoken word productions.
Karen Langley // Vocals
Rob Williams // Guitars & Synthesis
Jon Sharp // Drums
Zoie Green // Keyboards
Ben Balsom // Bass
Who Will I Be When I Leave? (2022) CD, Digital & Streaming
Corkscrew Rider (Single) (2022) Digital & Streaming
Zombie Diary (Single) (2021) Digital & Streaming
Spirit In A Meat Suit (2021) CD, Digital & Streaming
Dreams For Imaginary Puppet Shows On The Radio (2020) Limited Edition CD, Digital & Streaming
Hellish Interlude (2020) Limited Edition USB
Frank’s Lament EP (2020) LP, CD, Digital & Streaming
The Big Everything EP (2019) CD, Digital & Streaming
The Glacier EP (2018) CD, Digital & Streaming
The Circle of Confusion of Tongues (2018) LP, CD, Digital & Streaming
Online Shopping North America & South America
Online Shopping Europe & Asia
Dreams For Imaginary Puppet Shows On The Radio Review
Big Beautiful Noise
Singular Adventures in Post-Modern Capitalist Society (Album 2016 – Ineffable)
Hanging In the Balance (EP – 2015 Degenerate Records)
Endless Re-Run Society ( Single – 2014 Ineffable)
Bread and Circuses (Album – 2013 Out Of The Box Records) as Babble
Shape of the Flux (Album – 2012 Out Of The Box Records) as Babble