Spaceheads & Blacakat – Hermon Chapel, Oswestry : PREVIEW

Originally a listed welsh speaking chapel, Hermon Chapel has been re-born as a vibrant arts centre and has become the home of innovative music in Oswestry. This Friday 13th, the chapel will be hosting Spaceheads and Blacakat; two fantastic electronic duos that have more in common than just their genre, as each duo features one member of Manchester indie-icons James!

Trumpet and drum duo Spaceheads are returning to the chapel after their triumphant gig in October last year, with their welcome return coinciding with next month’s release of their new 13-track, 13th album ‘A New World In Our Hearts’. The duo consists of trumpeter Andy Diagram, who is renowned for his use of looping and effects in James, as well as drummer and percussionist Richard Harrison. Expect upbeat revolutionary themed tracks from their new album, such as ‘The Revolution Sashays Up The Mall’ and ‘Laugh In The Face of Power’, both of which are currently being frequently championed by Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music!

It’s a rarity to see James’ drummer David Baynton-Power’s side project Blacakat live and the Wrexham duo promise a set of beat-filled sound that takes the music back off the decks and pushes it out live, by taking inspiration from multiple electronic genres. For James fans, it’ll be unique to see Baynton-Power behind a full electronic drum kit, where he’ll be accompanied by Speedy on synths, controllers and effects. Expect a genius blend of sounds and styles, as well as beats that will defy you not to dance!

Rucksack Cinema will also be making a welcome return to the chapel, after creating an all-encompassing audio-visual spectacular during last year’s Spaceheads gig. Rucksack Cinema will be completing the line-up and transforming the interior of the chapel with a light show of pulsating colours and effects, as well as film clips that compliment the music.

Tickets are available now for just £10 from TicketSource – don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see two James band members in an intimate venue, doing their own thing in their respective bands.