HENGE is 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.
HENGE will give Cosmic Dross its dawning moment on your planet as they introduce the human species to this alien genre…. This is their debut album: ’Attention Earth!’.
From meditations on Earth’s own heavenly body (‘Moon’), to prophetic warnings from far away worlds (‘Machine Landscape’), and even an ode to the spacecraft that transported HENGE across time and space to the Milky Way (‘Mushroom One’); ’Attention Earth!’ is a light-speed journey through otherworldly sounds, an ecstatic hymn to the wonder of life and a joyful incitement to a peaceful existence.
HENGE have come in the name of rave to spread their message of love and harmony.
They have scheduled a series of landings across the United Kingdom. These gatherings are held with the aim of provoking the proliferation of joy amongst humans… these will be close encounters of the HENGE kind.
HENGE 2018 – LIVE SIGHTINGS
Oct 31 – The Lost Arc, Rhayader
Nov 01 – Bierkeller, Exeter
Nov 02 – Old Market Assembly, Bristol
Nov 03 – Nos Da, Cardiff
Nov 08 – The Lexington, London
Nov 09 – Hope and Ruin, Brighton
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 *** two shows – all ages matinee + evening show***
In recent news, The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has also just announced its winners of the Independent Festival Awards 2018, with intergalactic rock-rave outfit HENGE scooping the ‘Live Act Of The Year’ Award.
Taking place last night at a packed-out event in Sheffield, the event was hosted by Glastonbury Festival’s Ben Challis as part of the first day festivities of AIF’s acclaimed annual Festival Congress.
In an unprecedented victory, self-professed ‘Cosmic Dross’ act HENGE scooped the coveted live gong for their sensory loading live shows. Speaking about the honour, frontman Zpor said:
“We have never seen an ‘award’ before. The intelligent societies that we have visited in other parts of the galaxy do not have such things… for the very concept of competition in art does not exist there. Nevertheless! The customs here on Planet Earth are intriguing to us and we are pleased to be honoured by your species in this manner.”
Beaming their debut album ‘Attention Earth!’ to Planet Earth on 19th October 2018, the extra-terrestrial band are currently in the midst of a string of live dates on Earth, currently in the UK.