Alien rave band Henge land their spaceship in Cornwall for the weirdest gig you will see this year

One of the weirdest – and greatest – live acts you will ever see come to Cornwall this weekend.

Alien rockers Henge will beam their space-rave message to audiences at more 40 live venues this autumn, including two shows in Truro this Saturday.

Henge came to Earth six years ago to spread their message of peace, love and harmony. Hailed with “reinventing space-rock for the 21st century”, the band’s unforgettable live shows blend science fiction, psychedelia and theatre.

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Converting thousands of fans at memorable performances across the UK and Europe, Henge were also honoured with the accolade of Best Live Act at the 2018 Independent Festival Awards.

To mark the tour, the intergalactic joy mongers have released a new single and video for Goldilocks. A space-rave oddity in search of a cosmic sweet-spot, it’s a love song dedicated to the so-called Goldilocks Zone – the habitable region around a star where the temperature is just right for life to evolve.

Featuring synth lines dripping with acid and angular vocoder-led melodies that ascend to glorious crescendo, Goldilocks is one of the many highlights to be discovered on Henge’s second album, ExoKosm.

It doesn't get any more colourful and strange as Henge
It doesn’t get any more colourful and strange as Henge

Picking up where their acclaimed debut Attention Earth! left off, ExoKosm is once again an exploration into the sacred alien art form known as ‘Cosmic Dross’. Although there are currently no human words that adequately describe the art form, it features thundering drums, clothes-shredding bass, whacked-out synths and singing that lays bare the joy of life.

While ‘Attention Earth!’ saw the band deliver a message for Earthlings to lay down weapons of war in favour of space exploration, ExoKosm prepares humans for the voyage into the unknown.

Henge frontman Zpor said: “With ExoKosm we offer a message of hope for humankind, a soundtrack for the joyful exploration of space. Turn your gaze to the stars and you will experience the thrill of discovering new worlds beyond your solar system. In doing so you will also learn to cherish the sacred soil of Planet Earth.”

This could be one not to miss, actually two not to miss, as Henge play both matinee and evening shows at Truro’s Old Bakery on Saturday, October 2.

You can get tickets here or from the venue.

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