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Iceage (DK), Low Life, DX Posh Isolation Presents

4 June 2023

In the Studio

Contemporary Music

Brace yourself for an all-out aural assault as Scandinavian punks Iceage return to Australia for their Vivid LIVE debut, joined by local legends Low Life and post-punk supergroup DX, featuring members of Total Control, Diät and Den. Curated by 3NDLES5.

The Sydney punks comb through society’s sludge on a deadpan collection of mosh pit anthems and glistening new wave synthesizers.

Pitchfork on Low Life

Denmark collides with Sydney for a lacerating post-punk assault

Curated by 3NDLES5 – aka Mitch Tolman from Sydney’s post-punk heroes Low Life – Posh Isolation is the sound of Scandinavia crashing Down Under, of Nordic noise mingling with the music of Australia’s bar-rooms, band spaces and backyard bunkers. Across two nights of blistering rock, dreamy cult grooves and synth-pop, some of the most exciting artists from Denmark and Sweden join forces with local faves from Sydney and Melbourne at the Studio for Vivid LIVE.


Riding high on the success of their expansive latest album, Seek Shelter (2021), the wildly adventurous Danish punk rockers are set to make their Sydney Opera House and Vivid LIVE debut. From their teenage beginnings in taut, terse punk missives, the band –  led by vocalist and guitarist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt – dramatically morphed from the dark hardcore of early albums New Wave (2011) and You’re Nothing (2013) to country rock on Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014) and heavy psych on Beyondless (2018). Overflowing with grandeur and emotional release, Seek Shelter – produced by Spacemen 3’s fuzz master Peter Kember – found the band tangling with sweeping stadium anthems and cathartic power ballads. One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be an eclectic set.

Low Life

The local cult faves and Vivid LIVE alumni return to the Sydney Opera House stage with their bruising blend of raw punk energy and layered, guitar-driven wall of sound. Emerging from the local garage punk scene alongside Total Control, Royal Headache and the RIP Society label, Low Life have delivered a string of classic records, including the Australian Music Prize-nominated Downer Edn (2019) and the spiky, complex From Squats to Lots: The Agony and XTC of Low Life (2021).


Making their Vivid LIVE debut, this low-key punk supergroup features DX from local legends Total Control, Josh Neutron from Berlin downer punks Diät, and Greta Balog, Michael Hassett and Micky Grossman of genre-bending Sydney post-punk outfit Den.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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