The Comet Is Coming

The Comet Is Coming

Whistlers Green

The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse. In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will chart the new frontier?

In a warehouse somewhere in London 2013 a meeting would take place between three musical cosmonauts. They would pool their energies to build a vessel powerful enough to transport any party into outer space. Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down), Danalogue and Betamax (Soccer96).

Together they chart a path based on the encoded language of Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and the BBC Radiophonic Workshops from which the band's name emerged.

It is after the end of the world, the stage is a spacecraft, the mic is an accelerator. brace yourself for The Comet is Coming.

Don't take our word only for how great they are. Last year they received a Mercury Music Prize nomination and they have had radio play from: Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Stuart Maconie and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music; Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2; Radio 3’s Late Junction and been John Kennedy’s single of the week on Radio X (formerly XFM).

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