Kafka and his work have been the font of many an artistic genre over the years. This is the first I know of him being appropriated by a rock group. All power to Borderville, say I - it is quite the border to cross.
Franz Kafka in 1906.
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Borderville headline Upstairs Oxford at the O2 Academy Borderville's second album was inspired by a Franz Kafka novella
Upstairs at the O2 Academy in association with BBC Introducing will return for its first show of 2012 with headliners Borderville.
Joining the glam-rock band on the Saturday 17 March bill are Flights of Helios, The Long Insiders, The Empty Vessels and Invisible Vegas.
Borderville frontman Joe Swarbrick said: "We're very excited. It's been a few months since we played in Oxford and we feel very comfortable on a bigger stage."
The band will be performing their concept album - based on the Franz Kafka novella The Metamorphosis - in its entirety.
Borderville count David Bowie, Jacques Brel and Stephen Sondheim amongst their influences.
(about the album)