Smote to perform 'Drommon' in full at Roadburn

Led by Newcastle-upon-Tyne multi-instrumentalist Daniel Foggin, Smote are a relatively new project, having first appeared out of the hazy ether in April 2020, but their work quickly earned the attention of Rocket Recordings, which released their Drommon LP in October.

Smote won’t be the only set at Roadburn 2022 to be performed with a sense of ritual, but all one has to do is hear Drommon to know that their psychedelia is bound to make that ritual unlike anything else. Part acid folk, part classic prog, part pure meditative sonic adventuring, Drommon bookends with its encompassing two-part title-track, and the vitality that resides there is the stuff of dreams about melting.

For this special set, Smote’s lineup will include Adam Ian Sykes from Newcastle psychlords Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. As Foggin explains:

“Having the opportunity to play Roadburn is very special for us. In my eyes it is the most important festival in terms of heavy and experimental music. On top of that, we will be performing the most recent LP ‘Drommon’ in full. This is probably the only time we will ever do a full play-through of that album live, so our good friend Adam from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs is coming along to play with us! The lineup is looking absolutely incredible and we couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Come and commune. 

JJ Koczan

Date: April 21

Time: TBA

Stage: TBA

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