Hen Ogledd share video for new track, Sky Burial
9th October 2018
After recently announcing their new album, Mogic and their signing to Weird World, Hen Ogledd have today shared the video for their latest track, ‘Sky Burial’. In a dual warning and intimate metaphor, ‘Sky Burial’ deals with the reminder that technology can preserve human memory and the fact that our data-bodies can outlive our physical bodies in the cloud. Watch the video starring the band below.
Founded by Richard Dawson and harpist, Rhodri Davies, with the addition of Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pilkington, Hen Ogledd recently shared ‘Problem Child’, the first single from Mogic along with details of UK live dates this autumn, details for which can be found below.
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: Pilkinton’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. No small mention must go to special guest Will Guthrie, one of the finest and classiest drummers there is, who's all over this record like long grass on dunes.
Hen Ogledd live dates:
Thursday 29th November - Star & Shadow, Newcastle
Friday 30th November - Courtyard Theatre, London
Saturday 1st December - Brunswick Club, Bristol
Sunday 2nd December - Chapter Arts, Cardiff
Friday 25th January - Glasgow, Celtic Connections
Saturday 26 January - Manchester, The White Hotel
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