Identified as Betamax Killer, Danalogue the Conqueror, and King Shabaka -- aliases of drummer Maxwell Hallett, keyboardist Dan Leavers, and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings -- The Comet Is Coming describe their sound as "apocalyptic space funk." The London-based musicians had several outlets prior to their 2013 formation and were involved in a number of concurrent projects.
Hallett and Leavers, for instance, have operated as Soccer96, while Hutchings has performed and recorded with Melt Yourself Down and Sons of Kemet, among other groups. Emboldened by jam sessions, the Comet Is Coming signed to the Leaf Label, where they issued Prophecy, an intensely rhythmic and animated EP of five mostly concise tracks, in November 2015. Their debut full-length, 2016's Channel the Spirits, further consolidated the band's reputation as a raucous, hard-hitting intergalactic groove machine with strong apocalyptic tendancies. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi