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Hen Ogledd + Cody Noon

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 18 May, 20:00

Door time: 8pm

Advisory age: 14+

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A band project comprising Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pilkington, Hen Ogledd’s meaning comes from the Welsh name for The Old North.

Arriving in Reading to promote the high acclaimed new album 'Mogic', which is Hen Ogledd’s third LP (their first for Weird World), and their most surprising and accessible work yet.

Each hailing from historically different tribal regions of the Old North, the musicians on Mogic challenge the idea that the ancient world was rife with magic, while the new is infiltrated by cold logic. The tracks on Mogic create new phantasmal blends of images and ideas that draw upon the mystical and technological. Mogic is a discombobulating pop prayer exploring artificial intelligence, witches, nanotechnology, pre-medieval history, robots, romance, computer games and waterfalls.

This dynamic record of eddies and swirls, ravishing melodies, hallucinatory textures and bonkers rhythms is pinned down by some deft performances: Pilkington’s picture-perfect pop and earthy singing, Davies’ blazing harp splutterations and guitar moans, Bothwell's twisted telephone techno and bamboozling lyric-bombs and Dawson's utter bass.

Support comes from Cody Noon.

Please note: This is a standing event

Ticket information

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Hen Ogledd - Sky Burial (Official Video)

Hen Ogledd - Sky Burial (Official Video)

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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