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The Academy Of Sun - 'Covex Novena' Album Launch Show

To celebrate the release of our colossal opus Codex Novena - to be released on CD/digital on November 9th - we're throwing an epic launch at The Hope and Ruin!

Please join us as we come together to perform the record in its entirety with some very special guests.


Nick Hudson's psychedelic queer post-punk ensemble has enjoyed emphatic and glowing praise from BBC Introducing, Julian Cope, The Quietus and Mojo, and has collaborated with the likes of NYC's Kayo Dot, members of Massive Attack, members of Sunn O))) and so on. For three years now they've been creating a magnificent nine-song hypersigil - Codex Novena - a prayer for healing, born of a very challenging set of life circumstances. Manifesting Codex Novena has been a labour of love, rendered beautifully by TAOS and their dedicated wider family - the CD album and various other articles of merchandise will be available on the night, alongside other surprises.


One of our very favourite bands - we're thrilled that they said 'yes' when we asked them to play at the launch. Jon Griffin's 21 Crows make stunning, gothic folk music, elegantly lurching through heartbreaking tales of historical figures, political currents and deeply personal and heart-rending explorations into the void and back.


James Papademetrie and Pete Whiggs together manifest our favourite regular radio show - The Seance - a hauntological and oneiric transmission deep from their bunker in The Zone, and we're thrilled to have them framing the launch event with their crackling static.

£5 Entry - £1 of which we shall donate to mental health charity Mind.

Love to you all,

TAOS xoo

Earlier Event: November 15
SMS Punk/Post Punk Party
Later Event: November 16