The Comet is Coming


danalogue the conquerer, betamax killer and king shabaka
keys, drums and sax.

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, Danalogue (Sons of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down), Betamax and Shabaka Hutchings (Soccer96). Following a Mercury Prize nomination for their album ‘Channel The Spirits’, the trio continue to combine mythological themes and love of the experimental to create an inter cosmic space of jazz, Afrobeat and electronica.

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.

“‘Channel The Spirits’ combines tribal rhythms with wild synth and funky jazz saxophone: it’s a fine chunk of Afrofuturism.” NME

“The cohesion is highly commendable” **** 4 Stars AllMusic

In partnership with the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival