Arcane Roots to play exclusive synth set at the inaugural Space Rocks completing the live music line up alongside Charlotte Hatherley & Lonely Robot and you can win a pair of tickets for Session Three!

Discovery Channel’s Meteorite Men to exhibit new findings, joining astronaut Tim Peake, sci fi bestseller Alastair Reynolds and more

Sunday 22 April 2018 – indigo at The O2, London

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Arcane Roots are one of the most exciting and innovative live bands to come out of the UK in recent years, and they will be performing a unique synth set exclusively for Space Rocks, presented in association with ESA, the European Space Agency. This incredible live show takes place at the indigo at The O2, London on Sunday 22 April.

Currently on an extensive sold-out tour through Europe in support of their acclaimed third album ‘Melancholia Hymns’ (released in September 2017), Arcane Roots unrelenting desire to develop and progress their sound has seen them being compared to a smorgasbord of incredible bands from Biffy Clyro and Muse to Sigur Rós and Radiohead at their experimental best.

Joining proceedings and displaying some of their incredible collection of space rocks will be the stars of the Discovery Channel’s Meteorite Men, Geoff Notkin, award-winning science writer and owner of Aerolite Meteorites, and world famous meteorite hunter Steve Arnold. The men have travelled all over the globe hunting for meteorites which has resulted in one of the most impressive collections in the world.

This is the first time Arcane Roots have stripped back to perform this unique set. Still playing as a three-piece, the futuristic synth-based set will draw inspiration from the world of space exploration and science fiction.

Andrew Groves from Arcane Roots - "We're extremely proud and very excited to be playing a special set at the first ever Space Rocks this April 22nd. Having visited ESA last week, we potentially have some more collaborations with them soon and hopefully, it's the beginning of a very cool relationship. We can't wait to see what we can do together and for people to hear what we have in store.”

‘Melancholia Hymns’ was named as the Independent newspapers fifth best Rock and Metal albums of 2017, being described as “The most exciting thing about Melancholia Hymns is it feels as if Arcane Roots can go anywhere and everywhere from here; one hopes they'll continue to defy convention and make inroads into hitherto unexplored terrain for years to come.”

In what will be the final session of this Space Rocks event, Arcane Roots complete a line-up of artists whose love of sci-fi and space exploration has influenced their most recent albums – Charlotte Hatherley and Lonely Robot.

Charlotte Hatherley is a true musical polymath. Best known for her work as the guitarist for alt-rockers Ash, she is also a frequent collaborator with the likes of Bryan Ferry, KT Tunstall and XTC’s Andy Partridge. Her current solo project is a cinematic, sci-fi-inspired breakup record, True Love, which will be making its live debut at Space Rocks.

A band whove been met with huge critical acclaim, Lonely Robot is helmed by the award-winning multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer John Mitchell. Their 2017 album, The Big Dream, is the second of a three-album series that depicts the story of an astronaut’s journey through deep space. This one-off show for the band follows a string of sold-out shows in 2017.

Alexander Milas, Twin V Ltd. director and Space Rocks co-founder, says, “Space Rocks is a celebration of our innately human fascination with the stars, and that’s reflected in so many different areas of culture - the addition of Arcane Roots’ truly mesmerising and cosmic take on music is hugely exciting to us, and we can’t wait to see the unique set they have planned for us. And as for the truly excellent Meteorite Men and Aereolite Meteorites joining us in the Space Lounge, well, we couldn’t have Space Rocks without space rocks, could we?”

Space Rocks is a brand new series of events celebrating space exploration and science, and the art, music and culture they inspire. Presented in association with ESA, the European Space Agency and hosted by renowned science broadcaster Dallas Campbell, it will be a unique gathering of the best and brightest from science and the creative arts, all united by a common passion for the universe beyond our world, and what exploring it can tell us about our origins and future.

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