Walthamstow-based electronic dance act Helm of Awe are releasing a new single, ‘Inca’, on Saturday 3 December. They will be playing a special show at the Hackney Attic that night to mark the single’s release.
Helm of Awe are a two-piece electronic dance act based in Walthamstow but originally from Scotland and Hungary. The two members of the band – Richie303 and TS Anselmus – formed the band in February 2010. Helm of Awe’s music is a mix of electronic beats and synth, with rock guitar and keyboard layered over it (which works especially well live). The name Helm of Awe is taken from the Viking symbol ‘Ægishjálmur‘ used in Iceland, which means ‘helm of awe’ or ‘helm of terror’. Pretty cool.
We heard about this band a few months ago and they are definitely worth a listen! ‘Inca’ is released on Saturday 3 December via A.W.E. Records. Digital versions will be available through Juno and iTunes, and there will be a physical release on a wristband with a memory stick containing the remixes.
The show at Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE is also on Saturday 3 December, entry is £5, or a bit cheaper if you’re a member.
You can hear Inca, along with other Helm of Awe tracks, on their website, and you can keep up to date with them on their Facebook page. Meanwhile, here’s the video for their previous single, ‘Happy Here’.