SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Cut Copy, Prince Charles, 9pm
When you hear the music of Cut Copy, the name suddenly makes sense, although whether it’s the synthpop scene or simply themselves they are borrowing from remains up for debate. But what isn’t questionable is how good the Australian quartet is at what it does: crafting catchy new wave hooks and infectious house-inspired dance tunes.
In early November the band released its fourth full-length, “Free Your Mind.” Although it was written in reference to two subsequent summers of love in the US and the UK, the concept of freeing one’s mind is relevant even today (as Alexander Skarsgård helps illustrate in the title track’s music video).
Whether it’s kicking back and relaxing, tripping on acid in the desert, or going to a show and dancing it all out, we all have our own ways of letting go of inhibition. And if the latter’s your thing, then check the band out on its brief stopover in Berlin as part of Cut Copy’s six-week world tour. Natalye Childress
Prince Charles, Prinzenstraße 85B, 10969 Berlin; 01 76 86 80 39 84; U: Moritzplatz; admission:€21,60.