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Upcoming shows: Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 1 April 2008
Where: The Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Manchester M4 1QB

Efterklang

Efterklang (the Danish word for reverberation) are a post-rock/electronica group formed in the Danish capital Copenhagen in 2001. The group consists of five core members. When performing live, these five members are also joined by violinist Peter Broderick, trombonist Niklas Antonson, guitarist Frederik Teige and pianist and singer Anna Brønsted.

They have released albums on the British/American record label The Leaf Label, but also have their own record label called Rumraket (the Danish word for space rocket) – boasting releases by Amiina and Grizzly Bear.

We’d describe Efterklang’s sound as lush, harmonious and cinematic – like Sigur Ros performing with a choir. Other people compare them to Múm, Colleen, Fridge, Broadcast, the Notwist and the Album Leaf, none of which are far off.

Their most recent album, Parades (10/10 – DrownedInSound), coincided with their Manchester debut last November. Here’s some feedback on that show:

– ‘That was seriously the best gig of the year so far for me – warm and magical’
– ‘Safe to say that myself and every single person in the crowd left the gig in high spirits and knowing that they had been treated to one very special gig’

Support comes from Manchester’s own Leaf Labeller Nancy Elizabeth (Cunliffe) – plus fellow Danes Our Broken Garden, who feature ’empyrean-voiced’ frontwoman Anna Brønsted.

Ruby Lounge is a dedicated music venue on the edge of the Northern Quarter, along the tram lines next to the Arndale. It’s played host to Dan Deacon, The Thrills and Mystery Jets, plus its popular weekly metal/lapdancing night.

Tickets are £8 adv from www.wegottickets.com, www.ticketline.co.uk, www.seetickets.com, Piccadilly Box Office (easyInternetCafe, St Annes Square) and on 0161 832 1111.



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