Tickets will be available to buy on the door
Last trains Leeds direction 00:20 - Manchester direction 23:12
Plenty of time to watch and then take the short, 2 minute walk to the train station
By candlelight in 12th Century Halifax Minster and following truly memorable gigs by John Grant, I Am Kloot, The Unthanks, Low and Marissa Nadler, we are delighted and honoured to announce Efterklang.
The band consists of the 3 childhood friends Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen & Rasmus Stolberg. Performing live Efterklang is joined by sweet and talented people like Peter Broderick (piano, etc), Tatu Rönkkö (drums), Katinka Fogh Vindelev (choir) and often also full symphonic orchestras.
In 2012, the band went on tour to present their fourth album Piramida with an orchestra and drummer Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees as special guest for the live shows.The premiere at the Sydney's "Opera House" in June was praised by Time Out and Mojo.The latter wrote : "Piramida is the sound of Efterklang’s grasp meeting their reach, of their ambition evading the pretentious, the blankly grandiose, and rewarding them with a masterpiece."
A European leg has been confirmed for this fall to coincide with the release of Piramida.The tour would stop in Ireland, Scandinavia, UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.A concert in New York has also been announced.
At its release in September, their fourth album Piramida received good reviews. Mojo rated it four stars and said : "Despite the elegant grey-sky thinking, deep beneath the emotional permafrost, Piramida isn't as cold as it seems". BBC Music said : "This see-saw, between exquisite gloom and bruised hope, is part of what makes Piramida so powerful" before concluding by these words, "rarely have the Serious Young Man Blues been articulated with such grace, so affectingly".
British Fact magazine wrote : "Piramida is an abandoned mining town located deep within the Arctic Circle. It’s the setting for Efterklang’s fourth and finest album, an acutely musicianly affair employing lorry loads of classical instruments, brass, synths and what appears to be a choir of thousands broadcasting from the deep end of a fjord".
"Anna von Hausswolff’s voice is not so much an asset as a musical weapon. On her first full-length, 2010’s Singing from the Grave, it was a major draw, if not the major draw. The artist we hear on Ceremony is not entirely unrecognisable to what you may have heard previously, but it is one which is evidence of a rapid and impressive musical development. The impression she made on me at SPOT Festival 2011 was significant at the time, if not everlasting. Now, her voice is one I will remember until my grave is waist-deep in meadow grass. As with all sons and daughters of notable fathers and mothers, they may be tightly bound. Here Anna, daughter of Carl Michael, is nothing but herself." Read more...