Architecture in Helsinki Biography

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Birth Place: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
Years Active: 2000–present
Genres: Avant-garde, Indie Pop


Architecture in Helsinki is an Australian band based in the suburb of Northcote in Melbourne. The group consists of Cameron Bird, Gus Franklin, Jamie Mildren, Sam Perry, and Kellie Sutherland.



Most of the band members can play multiple instruments. Their music makes use of a wide range of instruments, from instruments such as analog synthesizers, samplers, the glockenspiel and handclaps; to concert band instruments like the trumpet, tuba, trombone, saxophone, clarinet and recorder; and the more standard guitars, bass guitar and drums.



The band has been on multiple national and international tours. They have toured the United States with acts such as Death Cab for Cutie and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and opened for David Byrne, The Polyphonic Spree, Yo La Tengo and Belle & Sebastian. In May 2009, they opened for The Presets concert held at Festival Hall in Melbourne.




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