Hector Gannet, from North Shields on Tyneside, are masters of a kind of new, modernist folk music, taking their name from an ill-fated trawler which sank in the North Sea under heroic circumstances in 1967. Hector Gannet’s musical incarnation began to have an impact when they wrote and performed music to accompany vintage footage of the North East heritage of shipbuilding and fishing – as part of a project for the BFI in 2017. The band have toured widely, including support slots with Sea Power, two North American adventures and, more recently, supporting Sam Fender at St James’ Park football stadium. Hector Gannet’s second album, The Land Belongs To Us, was released to acclaim in 2023. MOJO awarded four stars: “Pointedly political, natural-world-advocating folk rock.” Uncut proclaimed the band as “North Shields’ answer to Crazy Horse.” At Krankenhaus, Hector Gannet will talk about an artistic approach that mixes history and nature conservation with music – and then play a live set.