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Sundance London 2014: Archive confirmed as first music act

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Story by Jack Foley

ARCHIVE will perform live and DJ at The O2’s newest venue, Brooklyn Bowl, on the opening night of Sundance London 2014.

The band will also present the world premiere of their film, Axiom, as well as participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Archive, the South London collective, finished recording the Axiom album earlier this year and immediately began working on the accompanying film with Spanish film collective NYSU.

Speaking about the project, Archive founding member Darius Keeler said: “We’ve always harboured ambitions to bring together our music and the filmmaking process. Every time we make an album somebody says it sounds like the soundtrack to a movie that hasn’t been made, well this time we decided to make the movie.”

The synopsis of the film reads as follows: Axiom is an island in the middle of nowhere with steep cliffs on all sides. On the island there is an underground city dominated by a bell, the bell decides the fate of the city’s inhabitants.

Sundance London will take place from April 25 to 27, 2014 at London’s O2 Arena. Tickets for the film and performance will go on sale Friday, February 28 at 9am at sundance-london.com, where general ticket packages and access to a short filmmaking workshop can now be purchased.

On the subject of the film’s inclusion in Sundance London and the live performance at The O2, Keeler added: “It’s so exciting, we’re just proud and honoured to be part of such a prestigious event. It’s going to be an epic night, we can’t wait!”