On some kind of elliptical trajectory around the UK, the future-jazz trio The Comet is Coming land in Coventry and not Brum this summer. The good news is, they’re performing in the dark and sweaty confines of the Tin at the Coal Vaults, where you’re likely to feel the spit spray from Shabaka Hutchings’s saxophone and have your spleen burst by 20-foot sine waves. In their guise as psychedelic cosmic warriors, crossing the erratic spirit of Sun Ra with the audacious live electronics of Holy Fuck, The Comet is Coming have to be one of the most unique acts to emerge from the swampy underground of this pagan land in decades. Last year’s debut album ‘Channel the Spirits’ slayed critics right and centre like a stream-crossed positron collider from Bill Murray’s nightmares; Mercury Award nomination duly followed, but the band is unlikely to stay still for long. Given their wildly improvisational style, there’s no knowing what to expect from this set – and we reckon it’s well worth the short train ride out of Brum to catch them.
Sat 6 May, 8pm at The Tin, The Canal Basin, St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY. £12-£14 seetickets.com
Published on: Tue 25 Apr 2017