Ingenious multi-reed player Shabaka Hutchings has been on an incredibly fruitful roll of late, with last year’s magnificent debut album from his brainchild project Sons of Kemet, which was one of our Album Picks of 2013, and his numerous contributions and membership in other projects including Hello Skinny, Melt Yourself Down and The Heliocentrics, to name but a few. This high level carries on into his newest project The Comet is Coming, fittingly named after a BBC Radiophonic Workshop piece. Joining Hutchings on this cosmic adventure is drums and keyboards duo Soccer 96, made up of Dan Leavers aka Danalogue and Max Hallett aka Betamax.
The trio are prepping their debut album, due out later this year. The first taste of it comes in the form of a video accompanying ‘Neon Baby’, an infectious killer track that epitomizes The Comet is Coming’s upbeat feel. If ‘Neon Baby’ is anything to go by, their upcoming debut is among my most anticipated releases this year. Check it out below and if you’re lucky enough to be near London next month, go to see them live at Hootenanny on April 5th and Surya on April 29th.