Cambodian Space Project
The Cambodian Space Project are Kampuchea's musical guardians of the golden pre Khmer Rouge era of rock and pop seen through the prism of the 21st century.
The band only formed 3 years ago initially to safeguard the history of Cambodia' glorious pop age of the late 60's and early 70's.
The band have since become somewhat of a sensation on the international stage.
It all started with the simple idea of releasing the country's first vinyl release since the accession of the Khmer Rouge to power in 1975.
Now a single and two albums later the band are feted around the world by critics and audiences alike.
2012 has been a busy year for the band with a visit to Australia where they played the Melbourne Festival's "Spiegletent"; the closing party at Tasmania's Mona Foma Arts Festival and then onto play Womadelaide.
Over the summer they undertook a European tour that included an invitation to play the BT River Festival in London, the Cite De Lausanne Festival and then followed up by dates in Spain, France and Italy.
Then back to Asia in September and hanging out with Nick Cave at the Bali international literary festival! As well as completing a project with one of Australia's leading singer songwriters', Paul Kelly.
2013 looks no less busy for the band. They have for the second time been invited to play SXSW in Austin Texas and are in discussions to play major arts venues in both Washington DC and New York. This will be followed by a European summer tour which will take in some major festivals as well as dates in Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. There's also plans to work with Michael Laub at the HAU theatre in Berlin
But before Christmas it's down to Indonesia for a quick tour with local pop heroes White Shoes
The BBC has also decided to commission German filmmaker, Marc Eberle, a resident of Phnom Penh to complete his full length documentary on the band to be broadcast on BBC 2 and BBC6 as well as to be suggested for international film festivals and distribution
There's also a new album in the pipeline !
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