Exclusive audio and video
footage (unreleased recordings, radiosessions, super 8 films
shot by bandmembers etc...)
Unique Triffids-concert with original bandmembers for the
first time on stage sinds 1989.
Guest singers, Mark Snarski
(Jackson Code, AUS) a.o.
Live interview sessions with
The Triffids and entourage
Exhibition with historic
photos and objects from the personal archives of the Triffids
Presentation of the first
reissue-cd on Domino Records: 'Born Sandy Devotional'
dj-sets by bandmembers...
Wide Open Road, Bury
Me Deep in Love, Stolen Property, Keep
Your Eyes On The Hole, ... For those older than thirty,
these pearls of pop will evoke the melancholic dream world
of the Triffids. Those who are younger should not despair
: over a period of two years Domino Records
- the English label that intoduced us to bands like Franz
Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys and Bonnie Prince
Billy- will re-release the Triffids catalogue starting as
of June 2006 with their unassailable masterwork Born
Sandy Devotional culminating in a Best Of and
Rarities due in 2007.
The importance of the Triffids in the musical development
from the eighties onwards and their influence on diverse
musical movements afterwards are hard to grasp. Operating
from their somewhat too idyllic haven, the sun
drenched Australian Perth, their constant quest led them
to the rest of the world via London, Berlin and Amsterdam.
Inspired by the no-nonsense and the do it yourself
spirit of punk, the Triffids evolved into a, for that time,
unique and self-willed band that played with styles and
genres like pop, folk, rhythm & blues, jazz
an adventurous palet of instruments like violin, organ,
lapsteel. No well-trodden paths for The Triffids, but crossover
avant la lettre, creating their own universe
somwhere in-between the Velvets and country.
Naturally, there was David Mc Comb, the singer-songwriter
who died 1999, aged 36. With his beautiful lyrics and his
charismatic way of singing/vocal style McComb was the perfect
front man for The Triffids who where/are above all a solid
talented group of friends. Brother Robert Mc Comb, a versatile
instrumentalist and singer, Alsy Mc Donald on drums, Evil
Graham Lee with his stellar guitar arrangements, Jill Birt
on his worn-out little organ and his heavenly vocals and
last but not least Martin Casey, the former problem child
par excellence, but no-one less than present support and
right hand of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Despite their homelessness, their continuous lack of cash
and their highly emotional and chaotic live style, the Triffids
grew into nothing less than a magical band. Music business
and all things related were not their highest priority so
their wonderous pop music, full of melancholy and intriguing
sadness often found itself in a kind of no-mans land,
somewhere between independent and major,
between small alternative clubs and big concert halls and
festivals (a.o. Werchter 1987 and Pukkelpop 1988). This
apparent indeterminateness was in fact one of the few times
that The Triffids did not leave destiny and coincidence
at play but made a conscious choice in favor of this indeterminateness
they cherish so much. But it still is coincidence and destiny
that brings The Triffids to Hasselt, KC BELGIE for An
evening with the Triffids (in remembrance of David
McComb) a unique and exclusive reunion event.