Wed 27 Oct 2021
This event was originally scheduled for Fri 26 Feb 2021 but has been rescheduled to Wed 27 Oct 2021 due to COVID-19. Tickets bought for the original date remain valid.
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. In their first earthly visit they sold out a range of venues across the country and went down a storm at festivals, and they will be landing at Exeter Phoenix as part of their second tour of our planet.
HENGE consists of 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.
Their debut album, Attention Earth! has been receiving rave reviews: 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 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 during 2019 with the aim of provoking the proliferation of joy amongst humans, so prepare yourselves for close encounters of the Henge kind.
This event will be a fundraiser for Phonic FM, Exeter’s sound alternative radio station, which HENGE listen to on their home planet.