Slovenia’s industrial pop pioneers and political provocateurs Laibach were the first ‘foreign’ rock band to be invited into North Korea and perform in Pyongyang. Now they’re coming to Sydney to take on music from their most recent album The Sound of Music— and selected songs from their back catalogue, reaching back to 1980—including Also Sprach Zarathustra, Spectre, Sympathy for the Devil, Kapital and Volk.

Laibach Revisited…. all with experimental flair and boundary-smashing gusto.

For nearly forty years now, from their genesis in the then-Yugoslavian industrial town Trbovlje, Laibach are still the most internationally acclaimed band to have come out of the former Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

The Sound of Music was conceived when Laibach were infamously invited to perform in North Korea in 2015. The band performed several songs from the 1965 film’s soundtrack at the concert in Pyongyang, chosen by Laibach as it’s a well-known and beloved film in the DPRK and often used by schoolchildren to learn English. The album gives the Laibach treatment to tracks such as My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi and Maria, here reworked as Maria / Korea (“How do you solve a problem like Maria / Korea?”).


Jan 16 – Sydney, Metro Theatre