Manchester and festival circuit favourite Henge travel through hyper-space to Manchester Academy this autumn with two shows, a family-friendly matinee in the afternoon followed by the full-blooded director’s cut in the evening.
Lying somewhere between an early Pink Floyd UFO Club light show and a Kirk-era episode of Star Trek, a Henge gig is nothing if not memorable. The band is lead by Manchester-based singer-songwriter Matthew Whitaker performing as Zpor and its members include bassist Pete Turner (Goo) Roy Medhurst (Grok) and Sam Draper (Nom) on drums. The band’s sound is known as Cosmic Dross, a sort of modern prog-rock slash psychedelia, but unlike those well-trodden genres, Cosmic Dross is apparently encoded with indescribable mutated frequencies which will teach audiences how to love and dance again.
We’ve seen them a couple of times and they’re well worth checking out.