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).