Single Out 2nd June
“Swelling 3 part harmonies build to create a powerful sound that belies the band’s modest set up of bass, keys & kit.”- Crack Magazine
“The female trio Iceni are phenomenal and you just can’t help grinning throughout”- NARC Magazine
“Ladies with power pop harmonies and beat driven piano grooves sing songs that build and take you to surprising places.” Nick Roberts, BBC Introducing
The Newcastle-based ICENI are true purveyors of disco- infused power pop. They’re a female trio who run almost entirely on good vibrations, keyboard riffs and cups of tea. Having already supported Jamie Cullum, Maximo Park, The Stranglers and Aswad, Lindsay, Liz and Caroline have decided to finally release their much anticipated debut single Drive.
Drive begins with a lead piano part and main vocal line which are both subtly supported by an intimate and continuous backing harmony. Together with the stripped down drum beat it creates a lenient and intimate yet powerful intro.
The overall production generates a sonic journey traveling between Kate Bush, Haim, Vampire Weekend and Fleetwood Mac, and focuses on songwriting, harmonies, energy and authenticity. The arrangement is very meticulously constructed and keeps on building from start to finish rapidly pacing from part to part.
Filled with tantalizing hooks, melodic surprises and unexpected plot twists, Drive creates an eccentric yet appealing treat for every listener, and will be available for sale and download 2nd June.