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Upcoming shows: Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Euros Childs... Roddy Woomble... Mikey Kenney... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Coruja Jones... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Tropical Fuck Storm... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... Svaneborg Kardyb... The Unthanks in Winter... Jim Moray... Emily Barker... Chuck Prophet... Martin Kohlstedt...

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


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.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.