The Triffids

Featuring Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion), Mick Harvey (Bad Seeds / Birthday Party), Chris Abrahams (The Necks) & Warren Ellis (Bad Seeds / Dirty Three)

9 April 2010 / 19:30


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A spectacular gathering of the remaining members of cult Australian heroes The Triffids, together with a star cast of guest musicians and vocalists including Stuart Staples(Tindersticks), Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion), Mick Harvey (Bad Seeds/Birthday Party), Warren Ellis (Bad Seeds / Dirty Three) and Chris Abrahams (The Necks) to showcase and celebrate the songwriting genius of their leader David McComb, who died in 1999.

Listen to The Triffids music and guitarist Graham Lee talk about the show in our March podcast below (Click here to play it on your media player - Garaham Lee is from minute 15.24 - 23.20).

In 2006, the remaining members of the band were persuaded to play his music for the first time since their last performance 17 years previously. Standing on stage and hearing those songs roll out one after the other, in their words 'like a perfect set of waves', they realised that the best way to remember their departed friend was through his music. They set to work on a three-hour long celebration of the brilliant, vividly impressionistic songwriter, featuring an array of special guests.

The show, unveiled at the Sydney Festival in 2008, contains classics like Wide Open Road and Bury Me Deep in Love, performed alongside B-sides and unreleased works, in a night of song no one will want to end.

'One of Australia's finest bands.' The Guardian

The Triffids - Wide Open Road

Rob Snarski with The Triffids (Sydney Festival 2008)

Melanie Oxley with the Triffids (Sydney Festival 2008)

The Triffids - Setting You Free

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