‘Extra-terrestrial’ Band Henge Drop New Track ‘Demilitarise’
First of all, Henge
‘Demilitarise’ is the latest single to be released from debut album Attention Earth!. It’s a sprawling aural expedition, based around the refrain “We demand/That the weapons of war/Are manufactured no more/Demilitarise”. It may then be unsurprisng to know that it’s a tribute to the late Professor Stephen Hawking, who suggested that the human race will need to colonise other planets to preserve the future of the species.
‘Demilitarise’ clocks in at around nine minutes altogether. Sure, it’s lengthy, but it’s more than sufficiently captivating. It gets more intense as it goes on, inviting an absorbing instrumental section in the second half of the track.
Above all, it’s convenient that we have the ready-made ‘Cosmic Dross’ label to describe their music; it’s difficult to convey just what ‘Demilitarise’ is like using conventional genre terminology. As a result of its hypnotic chanted vocals and bewitching synths, it’s unlike pretty much anything that’s around today. Art pop? Space rock? Neo-psychedelia? Certainly, no established label can do it justice.
With the album out late last year, and an upcoming tour, 2019 looks to be promising for Henge.
Catch Henge on their upcoming tour here:
Fri 08 LONDON Scala
Sat 09 BRISTOL Colston Hall | Matinee Performance
Sat 09 BRISTOL Fiddlers
Fri 29 BEDFORD Esquires
Sat 30 EXETER Phoenix
Fri 05 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Sat 06 BRIGHTON Haunt
Sun 07 BIRMINGHAM Sunflower Lounge
Sat 13 NEWCASTLE Alphabetti Theatre
Thu 25 BELFAST Venue TBC
Fri 26 LIMERICK Dolans
Sat 27 CORK Crane Lane
Sun 28 DUBLIN Grand Social Ballroom
Fri 03 DARWEN Sunbird Records
Fri 10 FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion
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