Extra-terrestrial ravers HENGE have released TWO brand new singles from their forthcoming second album.
The tracks – crowd favourites Get Outta Ma House and New Planet – showcase the mix of rave, rock and dance music that makes up the band’s unique interplanetary sound, known as ‘Cosmic Dross’.
This music has proved so popular that HENGE have been credited with ‘reinventing space-rock for the 21st century’ – while also being handed the accolade of Best Live Act at the Independent Festival Awards.
The two new singles are taken from the band’s eagerly-awaited second album Exokosm, out on September 25.
New Planet sounds like a spaghetti western set in space, serving as a timely reminder of the genius of Ennio Morricone.
Fan favourite Get Outta Ma House, meanwhile, is a gibberish hip-hop banger in the Dadaist style, a reflection of the absurdity of Planet Earth at this point in its history.
Its accompanying music video – also premiering today – is an explosive space adventure written in collaboration with 2000AD comics’ Tom Eglington (Judge Dredd/Outlier) and produced, directed and edited by HENGE. Watch it below.
Zpor, the HENGE frontman, said: “Get Outta Ma House is our ode to absurdity. Much like the religious might become ecstatic through ‘speaking in tongues’ or chanting, we extraterrestrials are alive to the therapeutic power of nonsense.
“In reality, there is no need to prostrate yourself before an unprovable god to feel this ecstasy. We merely need to be open to the hilarious joy that comes with the absurdity of consciousness.
“We have created New Planet to serve as a soundtrack to the search for and discovery of a new home for humanity in space.”
HENGE came to Earth five years ago to spread their message of peace, love and harmony through Cosmic Dross. Unfortunately, there are currently no human words that adequately describe this sacred sonic artform – although it features thundering drums, clothes-shredding bass, whacked-out synths and vocals that lay bare the joy of life.
Their unforgettable live shows, which blend science-fiction, psychedelia and theatre, have won them thousands of fans at gigs and festivals around the world – including an otherworldly performance at Glastonbury on Shangri-la’s Truth stage.
As well as their hotly-anticipated upcoming album release, the band have also announced that they will embark on their biggest UK tour to date.
HENGE 2021 tour dates
|06||LEEK||Foxlowe Arts Centre|
|16||CARDIFF||Clwb Ifor Bach|
|17||BIRMINGHAM||Hare and Hounds|
|27||TRURO||The Old Bakery (+Matinee)|
|28||FROME||Cheese and Grain|
|07||HEBDEN BRIDGE||Trades Club (+Matinee)|
|11||CAMBRIDGE||Storey’s Field Centre|
|14||MANCHESTER||Academy 2 (+Matinee)|
|28||SHREWSBURY||Albert’s Shed (+Matinee)|
|03||KENDAL||Brewery Arts (+Matinee)|