The Comet Is Coming
Astral Psych Rock!
“It’s the in sound from far out… Powered by Arkestral cosmic forces, The Comet Is Coming. Brace for impact.” – The Guardian
“A perfectly realised and full-blooded debut that surprises at every turn. A rare find. Hail their bop.” – 8/10 Uncut
“The Comet Is Coming embraces stargazing psychedeila on its maiden voyage, outfitting spacey synth arrangements with taut saxophone riffs that spiral off into the inky abyss.” – Time Out, New York
“Absolutely love it, best thing I’ve heard in ages” – Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music
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.
Their “Prophecy” EP received heaps of praise across BBC Radio channels and with their recently released debut album “Channel the Spirits” currently blazing a trail through the UK’s music press and a healthy touring schedule ahead of them, The Comet is Coming faster than anyone dared believe possible.