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Birdfeeder Announce The Veiled Isle Tour

Birdfeeder Announce The Veiled Isle Tour

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 31st May, 2022 5:27PM

Te Whanganui-a-Tara's Birdfeeder are spreading their wings with a full blown tour for The Veiled Isle, a multi-media "live visual album show" featuring songs from the art-pop trio's recently released debut collection The Vile Isle. That infectious clutch of tunes was in fact created as a companion project to their live project, a collaboration between Birdfeeder and theatre artists Zoe Higgins and Pája Neuhöferová. Promising a bewitching marriage of "the band’s innately theatrical music with large-scale shadow puppetry," the team of Stephanie Cairns, Josh Harris and Marley Mokomoko-Young have shared a tantalising teaser video for the production you can experience below. With no Tāmaki Makaurau shows on the cards anytime soon, super city dwellers better high tail it southwards to catch these very special events happening in the capital, Lyttelton, Ōtepoti and Nelson (two shows) this June...


Birdfeeder Presents: The Veiled Isle

Friday 10th June - Te Auaha, Wellington, 8:30pm start*
Friday 24th June - Loons, Lyttelton, 8pm start
Saturday 25th June - Playhouse Theatre, Dunedin, 8pm start
Tuesday 28th June - Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson∞
Wednesday 29th June - Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson∞

Tickets available HERE via UTR
*Tickets through NZ Fringe 
∞Tickets through Nelson Fringe Festival


Experience Birdfeeder's trailer video for The Veiled Isle tour...


Listen to Birdfeeder's The Vile Isle EP...


Press release:

Art-pop trio Birdfeeder (Wellington, NZ) are taking their live visual album show The Veiled Isle on a South Island tour in late June, with shows in Lyttelton, Dunedin and Nelson, as well as one at home.

The Veiled Isle is a collaboration between Birdfeeder and theatre artists Zoe Higgins and Pája Neuhöferová, which marries the band’s innately theatrical music with large-scale shadow puppetry to create a dreamy, bewitching and immersive experience.

 

It’s already been seen by Wellington audiences in Lōemis Festival (2021) and the NZ Fringe Festival (February 2022), where it received a nomination for ‘Most Innovative Work’ in the Fringe Awards.

Audiences can get taste of what they’re in for by listening to The Vile Isle, the companion EP to the show released earlier this year. Reviewers describe it as “the aural equivalent of riding the Ghost Train at the local fair” (music.net.nz) and “somewhere between / beyond Carnivorous Plant Society's instrumental flights of fantasy and Tidal Rave's lyrical musings” (Under The Radar).

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facebook.com/birdfeedernz

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Birdfeeder Presents: The Veiled Isle
Fri 10th Jun 8:30pm
Te Auaha, Wellington
Birdfeeder Presents: The Veiled Isle
Sun 26th Jun 7:00pm
The Loons, Lyttelton
Birdfeeder Presents: The Veiled Isle
Sat 25th Jun 8:00pm
Playhouse Theatre, Dunedin
Birdfeeder Presents: The Veiled Isle
Tue 28th Jun 6:00pm
Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson
Birdfeeder Presents: The Veiled Isle
Wed 29th Jun 6:00pm
Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson