Cosmic psychedelic travellers, Henge, have landed. Yeah, they have literally landed from their own orbit in the name of rave to bring us the hidden code of love and dance… that our leaders have hidden from us. They do this in the form of an album called: “Attention Earth!”, which introduces earth to the sound of Cosmic Dross.
The band themselves say:
We are a band of intergalactic ravers; practitioners of the sacred sounds of Cosmic Dross – a musical form known in other parts of the universe that has, until now, never been heard on Earth. There are no human words to adequately describe the Cosmic Dross experience, though its sound is characterised by the thundering drums of Nom – an amphibious creature from the Sirius Star System – the garment-rending bass frequencies of last-surviving Venusian, Goo, and the whacked-out synths of the band’s only human, Grok. Over this instrumental framework, the band’s founder, Zpor, sings of his space travels, evoking a joyous celebration of life and encouraging humans to end war, save their species and colonise space.”
It’s hard to top that but this is a band who sound to me like how Gorillaz would sound if they chuffed long enough on a Hawkwind bong which was laced with Krautrock acid and Beta Band fun pills. The band are being lauded in top psychedelic circles with John Robb, Soho Radio, Revolution FM and Tom Ravescroft all loving the band.
If you love prog-tinged cosmic out-of-this-world while riding a rainbow but not taking ourselves too seriously music then this is right up your street and I have probably bumped into you on a Saturday afternoon at the Liverpool Pzyk Festival.
Henge are touring this winter and you can catch them at:
Nov 15 – The Cluny, Newcastle
Nov 16 – The Warehouse, Penrith
Nov 17 – Yellow Arch, Sheffield
Nov 22 – HiFi Club, Leeds
Nov 23 – The Continental, Preston
Nov 24 – Kilmarnock Festival
Nov 25 – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Nov 29 – The Bodega, Nottingham
Nov 30 – The Donkey, Leicester
Dec 1 – EBGBS, Liverpool
Dec 7 – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Dec 8 – Gorilla , Manchester
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