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ALCEST (FRA) - SYDNEY - APRIL 27
Thu. 27 April 2017, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm AEST
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB. IT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MANNING BAR. ALL OLD TICKETS ARE STILL VALID FOR THE NEW VENUE.
LIFE IS NOISE is ecstatic to announce the return of Alcest to Australian soil this April, with the band also venturing to New Zealand for the first time.
The French post-black metal masterminds will be reaching into the hearts and heads of audiences in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Alcest have always been a strangely entrancing beast. Originally serving as a solo project for Neige (Stephane Paut), the outfit evolved into a creative connection between the frontman and drummer Winterhalter (of legendary Peste Noire fame) over more than 16 years.
Transcending their early black metal ties through five very different releases, their latest effort—Kodama—sees the band meticulously reframe their origins through a kaleidoscope of rich, warm and soaring sounds that connect with the very soul of the listener.
Influenced by the gorgeous Hayao Miyasaki film, Princess Mononoke, Kodama – meaning ‘tree spirit’ or ‘echo’ in Japanese - delves into the concept of living between two worlds; of not belonging and striving to establish a sense of being through contrasting planes of existence.
Exploring the juxtaposition of nature and humanity and the perpetual struggle faced trying to achieve cohesion in a modern world, the album taps into the divide to serve as a reminder that the spiritual is often neglected in a time that embraces the physical.
Alcest live is a truly humbling experience. Their emotive power works its way through every inch of your psyche, as they effortlessly transition from darker, harsher tones to climbing, ethereal highs. This is a sonic adventure that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.