SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
When Saints Go Machine, Lido, 8pm
Given that Scandinavia is a powerhouse of pop music, it comes as little surprise that Danish electropop band When Saints Go Machine fits the bill when it comes to producing danceable tracks heavy on the melody.
Earlier this year, the Copenhagen four-piece released its third full-length, Infinity Pool, which spent seven weeks on the Danish charts–a significant amount less than predecessor Konkylie‘s twenty weeks, but still a far enough cry from the one week of debut album Ten Makes A Face.
But in spite of its moderate success, when compared to the first two albums, Infinity Pool is decidedly less catchy than the albums before it. For some critics, this is its downfall. For others, it is the apparent lack of cohesion between the tracks that doesn’t demand multiple listens. That said, the plus column is not entirely empty, and if nothing else, the band’s determination to go beyond the bounds of convention and experiment with a new sound should be noted and applauded.Natalye Childress
Lido, Cuvrystraße 7 10997 Berlin; 030 69 56 68 40; U: Schlesisches Tor; admission: €14/€17. Start time 8pm.