Electronic musicians Archive to perform live and present world premiere of their film, Axiom

The first music act for the 2014 edition of the Sundance London film and music festival has been revealed as Archive, the London-based electronic, trip-hop collective.

Archive perform live and DJ at the O2’s newest venue, Brooklyn Bowl, on the opening night of Sundance London (April 25-27). The band will also present the world premiere of their film, Axiom, as well as participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Archive finished recording their ninth studio album Axiom 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.”

Talking about the film, NYSU director Jesus Hernandez said: “Archive has produced a great album that works like an entire movie script. We saw our role as composers of a kind of visual soundtrack for the music. Our challenge was to translate the band’s script into images. It’s the most exciting project we’ve ever been involved with.”

The third Sundance London will host the international and UK premieres of US independent films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, as well as live music performances, panels and events.

Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival, selects the films and related programming.