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WOW- European Album of the Year! – THANK YOU!

February 28, 2011 by Rasmus

We are honored to receive the IMPALA award for European Independent Album of The Year!

Magic Chairs came out a year ago now and currently we are on our last tour with these songs. It is a really good tour so far, we just feel really happy about everything. The record we have made, the many concerts we’ve played, the Efterkids project and of course An Island – the film we have made with Vincent Moon. Once this tour finishes in Copenhagen on March 18th we will take a break before we start working on our 4th album, but we are already full of ideas and motivation for making our next album – can’t wait to get started!

Thanks to everyone who has supported us this past year. We are thankful that we are able to do this and we are grateful towards our many friends that help us in so many ways to create our records and to play concerts across the globe. Thank You!

Here is a goody video we did for IMPALA

EFTERKLANG – Thank You Message – IMPALA Award from IMPALA on Vimeo.

Posted in Celebration, Efterklang, Hurra!

European Tour Right Now!

February 26, 2011 by Rasmus

Last week we had a blast with our new project Efterklang+Daniel Bjarnason & Their Messing Orchestra at the Cross Linx Festival in Holland.

This week we started our tour with the 7-piece live band. So far we have played in Cardiff, Sheffield, Glasgow and Manchester. All four shows have been incredible – thank you all!!

This weekend we end the UK part of the tour in Newcastle and London and then we continue to Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Germany and finally Copenhagen on March 18th.

When we played in Glasgow this thursday Jenny Soup was present and did this drawing of us. Daniel James (of Canon Blue) is missing in the drawing though as he was behind Casper and Rasmus from where Jenny stood in the audience. The Guardian gave us a 5 star review for the same concert – wow!

Here are all the remaining dates:

26.02 – NEWCASTLE GATESHEAD, UK / The Sage Gateshead, Hall Two / + screening of An Island / tickets
27.02 – LONDON, UK / Scala / + screening of An Island / tickets

March
01.03 – BRUSSELS, BE / Botanique / + screening of An Island / tickets
02.03 – TBA
03.03 – LYON (Feyzin), FR / Epicerie Moderne / + screening of An Island / tickets
04.03 – AARAU, CH / KIFF / + screening of An Island / tickets
05.03 – BASEL, CH / Hinterhof / + screening of An Island /
06.03 – ZÜRICH, CH / Stall 6 + screening of An Island / tickets
08.03 – VIENNA, A / Szene / + screening of An Island / tickets
09.03 – KOSICE, Slovakia / Memento More Festival @ Tabacka Kulturfabrik / + screening of An Island / tickets
10.03 – PRAGUE, CZ / Meet Factory / + screening of An Island / tickets
11.03 – LEIPZIG, DE / Centraltheater / + screening of An Island / tickets
12.03 – BREMEN, DE / Lagerhaus / + screening of An Island / tickets
13.03 – BERLIN, DE / Volksbühne /+ screening of An Island / tickets
14.03 – FRANKFURT, DE / Brotfabrik / + screening of An Island / tickets
15.03 – DORTMUND, DE / Konzerthaus / + screening of An Island / tickets
16.03 – HAMBURG, DE / Knust / + screening of An Island / tickets
17.03 – ROSTOCK, DE / Mau / + screening of An Island / tickets
18.03 – COPENHAGEN, DK / Amager Bio / tickets

Posted in Efterklang

THIS WEEK ONLY: Efterklang+Daniel Bjarnason & Their Messing Orchestra

February 14, 2011 by Rasmus

We are starting rehearsals today with the full band and we are über excited! This might be the best band line-up for an Efterklang concert ever!!!

It is the usual 7-piece Efterklang live band with Daniel James (of Canon Blue) on guitar, Heather Broderick on piano and Peter Broderick on vibes and steel drum.

And then we have the brilliant Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason on Rhodes and then you add a saxophone quartet, a brass quartet and a classic percussionist

This all turns into Efterklang+Daniel Bjarnason & Their Messing Orchestra – our new 17 piece band!

We will be playing Efterklang songs with arrangements for the Messing Orchestra by Daniel Bjarnason.

We are playing 4 concerts with this special band this week. We will be visiting Utrecht, Eindhoven, Groningen and Rotterdam and all shows are part of the CrossLinx Festival. The National and Owen Pallett are also on the bill and so is a line of other incredible artists.

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang+Daniel Bjarnason & Their Messing Orchestra, Messing Orchestra

AN ISLAND PREMIERES!

February 1, 2011 by Rasmus

Following yesterdays World Premiere of Vincent Moon and Efterklang’s film An Island in Latvia the Private-Public Screenings will now take place over the next two months.

More than 400 people have already signed up to host their own screenings
. This is truly incredible! Thank you!

You can read much more about this at www.anisland.cc
- and this is the direct link to the screening calendar.

Here is a sneak peak at a very cool Google Map our new friend Anders Havelund has been working on, It shows all the future screenings of An Island:

Vis stort kort

Posted in An Island

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