On Saturday 26th May, Denmark's experimental alt-pop pioneers Efterklang made their Australian live debut at the Sydney Opera House. Playing alongside the Sydney Symphony, and featuring the legendary Budgie (Siouxsie and The Banshees, The Creatures) on drums, Efterklang premiered forthcoming album, Piramida, in its entirety...
"Music of unearthly beauty." - The Sydney Morning Herald
"Efterklang's new material unfolded in perfect harmony with the orchestra. Standing ovations out of the way, the audience - and the band - left the theatre aglow." - Time Out Sydney
"It's a show that prompts goosebumps as well as laughter - a night that truly celebrates the transformative power of good music." - The Vine
The Danes worked closely with classical arrangers to fully utilise the orchestra, delivering a performance that was more of an interpretation than a faithful recital of the studio record, scheduled for release in September.
The stunning performance was captured by festival organisers, Vivid Live, and exclusive footage of new Piramida track, 'The Ghost' can be viewed below...
Efterklang have also confirmed Budgie will be joining the band as drummer for their forthcoming Autumn tour dates where the band will play Piramida with full orchestras. British, Danish and Irish dates have been announced and more will be added soon.
All dates will be performed with The Major Lift Orchestra
14th : Dublin, Meeting House Square
15th : Cork, Opera House
All dates will be performed with Copenhagen Phil
10th : Copenhagen, Konservatoriets Koncertsal
11th : Frederiksværk, Gjethuset
12th : Helsingør, Kulturværftet
All dates will be performed with The Northern Sinfonia
23rd : Gateshead, The Sage
24th : Edinburgh, Usher Hall
27th : Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
28th : Brighton, Dome
29th : Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
30th : London, Barbican
More information and ticket buy links can be found at here.