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London-based three-piece The Comet is Coming, featuring Sons of Kemet’s Shabaka Hutchings, debut music from their forthcoming release Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery. The Mercury Music Prize nominated band create 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.
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.
King Shabaka saxophone
Betamax Ohm drums
Saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster dePlume will support The Comet is Coming here at Sage Gateshead on 1 April. The Guardian described Alabaster’s show as: “a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be.”
An exciting new season of top acts and emerging artists from the world of jazz, soul, funk and beyond kicks off in January 2019. Throughout the Spring we will be presenting incredible musicians from across the UK and beyond as part of a new, broader year-round programme of jazz in all its eclectic...