“Glorious neon-and-noir pop built around his rich croon.” The Music ★★★★
“Iceage continue to be one of the most exciting bands in music.”The Skinny ★★★★★
“Iceage are going places that aren’t reminiscent of anything else right now. And as a result, they’ve given us their best album yet.” Stereogum (AOTW)
“Iceage return with their most accessible, expansive record yet.”The Line of Best Fit, 8.5/10
“[Beyondless] sees the band as slick as one could ever imagine them.”Under The Radar, 8/10
“This is a record that, for all its darkness… does not mope or recede: it f*cking swaggers” Loud & Quiet
Following ‘Balm Of Gilead’ released earlier in the month (“as snarling and clobbering as anything you could hope for from the band” – The Fader), Iceage today unveil a second new track with ‘Broken Hours’. A five minute epic of doom-laden swing and crashing, spidery riffs that backdrop Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s howling incantation: “Dying figures, they settle in / Broken hours / It lingers on” – it’s another heart-racing transmission from a band at the peak of their craft.
Previewed by singles ‘Catch It’ (Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’), ‘Pain Killer’ feat. Sky Ferreira (“They’ve finally sold out, and it’s marvellous” – Guardian Guide), ‘Take It All’, and ‘The day the music dies’, with its sauna and Masonic Temple-visiting video, Beyondless is the culmination of Iceage’s output so far, finding a knowing yet untamed band creating the most thoughtful, dramatic and visceral music out there. It boasts an earthy and hypnotic sound that pays tribute to American music, from country honk brawls to sleazy soul revues to cocaine blues. Echoes of The Waterboys to Exile-period Stones to John Cale are laced with a ubiquitous air of ecstatic abandon and channelled via masterful songwriting. Throughout their career, the band’s charm has rested in their running ahead of themselves with blind confidence; onBeyondless, they are treading with a disarming assurance, but no loss of charm