The quintet of George Johnson (Vocals), Connor McMinn (Guitar), Luke Morris (Bass), Rob Clarke (Keys) and Seb Baldwin (Drummer) who form the indie-dance band from Birmingham in England – Ivory Wave – released the single Frankie on the 14th.
Ivory Wave – photo by Laura Benwell
Having introduced Ivory Wave earlier this year, with some enthusiasm on hitting play, not being well disposed towards vocoders the opening phrases had me scratching my head in doubt, only for that to rapidly be dispelled as Frankie soon flowers in to a a trippE track which would not have been out of place at The Haçienda.
The synth melts in to the instrumentation to create a spiralling psychedelia of cascaded rock from which the vocal drifts in and out of focus, demanding of an immediate replay. An extended 12″ dayglo yellow vinyl version would not be unwelcome either.
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The English indie-rock quintet Ivory Wave released the single Cool Kids on the 16th.
Creating music which melts funk-rock with ’90s britpop and delivering music for the ’10s with a positive celebration of life and optimism the future, something many people need to do more often, marks out their defining characteristic.
As the first notes of Cool Kids emerge from the speakers, even the most jaded cynic finds their serotonin levels rising and a good mood sweeping through their mind.
Having rapidly established a local reputation for good time live performances their name is spreading more widely and the release of Cool Kids, which is supported by a six date England tour, can only accelerate their broader visibility.
4th Apr – Leeds – Lending Room
6th Apr – Coventry – Kasbah
19th Apr – Oxford – The Cellar
21st Apr – London – Nambucca
27th Apr – Birmingham – 02 Academy 3
28th Apr – Corby – The White Heart
Clear some space to join in with the party and then – hit play…
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