Walking on air
EFTERKLANG Button Factory, Dublin Sat 7.30pm 117 01-6709202; Cyprus Avenue, Cork Sun 9pm 117.50 021-4276165 It has been said of this Danish five-piece’s most recent album, Parades, that its originality indicates not so much a giant step forward as a new template. Parades, people have said, is the band’s Dark Side of the Moon, their OK Computer. Such weighty comparisons don’t seem to have rattled Efterklang, nor does the fact that the home music critics nominated the act for Best Band, Best Album and Composers of the Year in 2007’s Danish Music Awards. Berhind the rock crit hyperbole (bless me Father, for I have sinned . . .) is a band that easily escapes the strait-jacketing of such praise. Put simply, this is gorgeous music. Please note that for these shows, Efterklang will perform as an eight-piece.