Did someone say 'Fuck yeah'?
23 February · 19:30 - 23:00
Queens Social Club
4 Queens Road
Sheffield, United Kingdom
EFTERKLANG - http://www.myspace.com/efterklang
Efterklang make music for the inspired. But don’t feel left out, for Efterklang inspire all. Otherworldly pop songs, both magnificently ambitious and engagingly intimate. Breathtaking panoramas of sound with few clear antecedents. This is music with no boundaries.
Childhood friends Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer and Rasmus Stolberg grew up on the small Danish island of Als, close to the German border. Fuelled by youthful ambition, the trio moved to Copenhagen where they were joined by Rune Mølgaard and Thomas Husmer, forming Efterklang in December 2000.
Early on, the band instituted a self-sufficient working method that they still apply to everything they do: writing, recording, producing and organizing every element of their music and performance from their Copenhagen bunker.
In 2004 Efterklang signed to The Leaf Label, and their first album Tripper (2004) still stands as the fastest selling debut album in the label’s 15-year history. Their second full-length album, Parades (2007), pushed things to another level. The recordings involved more than 30 guest musicians, including a string quartet, a brass quintet and three separate choirs. The video for the album’s lead single ‘Mirador’ has now racked up over a million (1,000,000!) views on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSKIl-NeZeE
Parades received generous critical acclaim in Denmark and abroad. According to Mojo and Drowned in Sound the album was among the 25 best records released in 2007, while Clash magazine acclaimed it as one of the Top 40 albums in their five-year history. In their native Denmark, Efterklang have been awarded five important music prizes (three Steppeulven in 2007 and two Danish Music Awards in 2008) and topped several album of the year lists.
Efterklang are well-known for their stunning live shows. Following the release of Parades the band took their eight-piece live band on the road for 15 months, playing more than 130 concerts across North America, Asia and Europe. The tour established Efterklang as one of the most fascinating and uplifting live acts in the world.
+ AN ISLAND - http://www.anisland.cc/
An exclusive screening of the Vincent Moon-produced film:
"Vincent Moon and Efterklang are proud to announce their film An Island. The first teaser of the film is released this week, with the film’s premiere scheduled for February 2011.
Three months ago in August 2010, French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Efterklang’s 8-piece live band met up on an island in the Danish countryside. The objective was to shoot a film that ran to the same length as an album, featuring band performances and various musical experiments and collaborations.
Over an intense period of four days, Efterklang collaborated with more than 200 local musicians, children and parents, creating unique performances and interpretations of songs from their Magic Chairs album (“a miraculous conservatoire pop opus.” MOJO ****). While documenting the collaborations, Vincent Moon conducted several of his own filmic and musical experiments, with Efterklang as his dedicated playmates."
@ Queens Social Club, 4 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DG
Age restrictions: 18+
Price: £11.50 Adv / MOTD
Telephone: 0114 272 5544
SeeTickets - http://www.seetickets.com/Event/EFTERKLANG/Queens-Social-Club/508775
WeGotTickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/96770
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