City Slang

Every year as spring arrives, a sea of tiny flowers blossom across the Danish forest floor. They’re an explosion of colour, a symbol of hope and change, disappearing as quickly as they arrived and exposing the constant cycle of nature. They are known colloquially as windflowers. 

For over twenty years, Efterklang have been pushing the barriers of experimental, electronic, emotional chamber-pop. Announcing their sixth studio album Windflowers, their first for City Slang, the Danish trio of Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen continue a creative journey that’s brought them closer together, even as their lives grow apart. Channelling the motifs of hope and change its namesake flora represents, the album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their finest and most direct melodic moments to date.

With their ability to bring in guests and session musicians restricted, Efterklang had to challenge their usual creative process and accept their own limitations. Recorded over the course of five trips to residential studio Real Farm on the island of Møn, south of Copenhagen, the genesis of Windflowers was back to basics and became an exercise in putting their vast and dynamic experience to play. The album finds Casper singing in English again, for the most part. It’s rich and intimate, the sound of three friends finding each other at a time when the world around them felt unstable. The record is about existing, alone, together and in nature. It’s about reconnecting, and letting each other grow

Efterklang’s constant innovation and openness for collaborating extends past the band’s core members and into the world of the listener. Now sharing new music through their Developed platform, fans are invited to collaborate and respond as they listen to the new tracks for the first time. Collaboration and community has always been the compass of Efterklang, and the group keeps looking for new ways to build a meaningful correspondence with their audience, to be inventive and inclusive. “We don’t want to play to people, we want to perform and make music with people,” Rasmus explains. 

After all their years together, Mads, Casper and Rasmus share the real intimacy of family. Windflowers is proof that connection and community can triumph over adversity, and the result is something truly beautiful.

Tour Dates

  • Oct 19, 2021
    Kulturhuset i Bergen
    - Bergen, NO
  • Oct 20, 2021
    - Oslo, NO
  • Oct 22, 2021
    Kuudes Linja
    - Helsinki, FI
  • Oct 24, 2021
    Cēsis Concert Hall
    - Cesis, LV
  • Oct 27, 2021
    Art Kombinat - Scena Monopolis
    - Lodz, PL
  • Oct 28, 2021
    Sala Koncertowa Radia Wroclaw
    - Wrocław, PL
  • Nov 17, 2021
    Musikhuset Aarhus
    - Aarhus, DK
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Vega Musikkens Hus
    - Copenhagen, DN
  • Nov 21, 2021
    - Copenhagen, DK
  • Jan 28, 2022
    Howard Assembly Room
    - Leeds, UK
  • Jan 29, 2022
    Sage Gateshead
    - Gateshead, UK
  • Feb 16, 2022
    Uebel & Gefaehrlich
    - Hamburg, DE
  • Feb 17, 2022
    Z-Bau - House of Contemporary Culture
    - Nuremberg, DE
  • Feb 18, 2022
    - Berlin, DE
  • Feb 19, 2022
    - Prague, CZ
  • Feb 21, 2022
    Theater Akzent
    - Vienna, AU
  • Feb 22, 2022
    Akvarium Klub
    - Budapest, HU
  • Feb 23, 2022
    Kino Šiška (Centre for Urban Culture)
    - Ljubljana, SI
  • Feb 24, 2022
    - Munich, DE
  • Feb 25, 2022
    Locomotiv Club
    - Bologna, IT
  • Feb 26, 2022
    Bogen F
    - Zürich, CH
  • Mar 1, 2022
    - London, UK
  • Mar 2, 2022
    - Manchester, UK
  • Mar 3, 2022
    St. George’s Bristol
    - Bristol, UK
  • Mar 4, 2022
    Cafe de la Danse
    - Paris, FR
  • Mar 5, 2022
    Botanique - Grand Salon
    - Brussels, BE
  • Mar 6, 2022
    - Eindhoven, NL
  • Mar 8, 2022
    - Amsterdam, NL
  • Mar 9, 2022
    - Cologne, DE