- 26 Jul — 26 Jul 2016
Assembly Point is delighted to present a one-off live performance event featuring music and visuals from NZCA LINES, Taxonym and Amala Studio.
The sci-fi obsessed synth pop band NZCA LINES have teamed up with architects TAXONYM and NYC based design studio AMALA to create visuals around their current live show. The band have been touring throughout 2016 in support of sophomore record Infinite Summer, playing headline shows in the UK and France, and most recently the Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank’s Meltdown Festival.
Released in January 2016, Infinite Summer is a concept album detailing the imminent extinction of humanity at the hands of our dying Sun. It’s the end of life as we know it. Yet, maybe it isn’t all bad; before the flames engulf us, we can take a minute to enjoy the unrelenting heat and pristine blue skies of this far-future Earth – a funky apocalypse, if you will.
Musically, Infinite Summer is indebted to the dance-led grooves of French artists such as Sebastien Tellier and Daft Punk, whilst channelling the bombastic 80s pop of Scritti Politti and Prefab Sprout. Yet the album also makes a forceful nod towards classic science fiction, stemming from lead singer Michael Lovett’s infatuation with the work of Stanislaw Lem, Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov and JG Ballard, et al.
As such, Infinite Summer creates a world for the listener, one which demands a visual accompaniment. To bring the songs to life onstage, NZCA LINES have been working closely with TAXONYM and AMALA, who have created cinematic live visuals inspired by the album’s theme. The end result of this collaboration will be a production for NZCA LINES’ headline show at Village Underground on September 28th, the band’s biggest concert to date.