By Shannon Carlin
While on tour Down Under, Arcade Fire treated their Aussie fans to a few stripped down versions of their songs “Normal Person” and “Joan of Arc” off their latest album Reflektor, along with “My Body is a Cage,” off their record, Neon Bible.
With very large drums in tow—their nod to Imagine Dragons as Win Butler joked—the band performed live at the Triple J Radio studios, showing off their newly expanded drum section, who settled in behind the conga drums for “Normal Person. And got a little help from Régine Chassagne.
Win Butler even had a little fun with all the Australian listeners, letting them know “You’re beautiful. A little bit sunburned but beautiful.”
For “My Body is a Cage” the band brought out a whole kitchen sink’s worth of percussion for a haunting choral performance of the track off their second album.