Slaraffenland - We're On Your Side
There’s something in the water in Denmark. Well, there must be if they are producing such lovely indie-pop as Slaraffenland’s latest album, We’re On Your Side. Taking the virtuoso musicianship, and taste for a pop hook that fellow countrymen Mew have so finely mastered, Slaraffenland have made something that sounds altogether more organic and gentle. Tracks like ‘Meet and Greet’ and ‘The Right Place’ have so many different sounds and textures working together, yet never does the sound seem too dense, leaving plenty room for the music to breathe. They take elements of Talking Heads and good friends Efterklang amongst others, and create something that’s really quite delicate and pretty. Since the release of their previous album Private Cinema, the band have been slogging it out on the road and playing festival after festival. Could this album signal the Danes' great breakthrough?