Solstice release teaser video for new album Light Up

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UK prog rockers Solstice have shared a teaser video for their brand new album Light Up which is released today through GEP Records and which you can watch below.

The follow-up to 2020's acclaimed Sia is the band's seventh album, and the second to feature vocalist Jess Holland, who was placed fourth in the Best Female Vocalist category of Prog Magazine's 2022 Readers' Poll (guitarist Andy Glass also ranked 5th in the Guitarist category while the band ranked 8th in Best Band).

Big Big Train's Greg Spawton was moved to comment: "Nothing prepared me for the extraordinary new line-up that they have settled on in the last few years. Solstice are back and are back to being brilliant. Their forthcoming album, Light Up, is utterly sensational: beautiful production, great songs, great voices, tricky rhythms and epic guitar solos."

The band have lined up some live dates to support the new album, including appearances at Cropredy Festival, London's 229 venue on April 28 and a co-headline performance with fellow 80s neo-prog veterans Trilogy, the first time the two bands have performed with each other since they toured together back in 1983!

Solstice 2023 tour dates:
Mar 3: UK Stourport Fusion Festival
Apr 8: NED Zoetermeer Boerderij
Apr 28: UK London 229
Apr 29: UK Northcourt Abingdon
Apr 30: UK Southampton The 1865
Jul 1: UK Alford Rock'n'Blues Festival
Jul 22: UK Colchester Arts Centre (with Trilogy)
Aug 12: UK Cropredy Festival
Aug25-8: UK Towersey Festival
Sep 2: UK Milton Keynes The Stables
Nov 11: HRH Prog Great Yarmouth


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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.