Thursday, April 12, 2018
Listen :: Ice Baths - Relic
Words: Sam Geary
London-based post-punks Ice Baths precede the release of their debut album with the second single cut from the record: 'Relic'.
The chilly named quartet's (Alex Ives, Thomas Cleall, Ed Shellard, Jack Davis) self-titled full-length drops on May 11 via Blank Editions.
Sonically, Ice Baths take influence from the likes of Television Personalities, Devo, US Maple – all restless energy and angled aggression. Lyrically there is a bleakness and darkness, though the band prefer the listener to reach their own conclusions as to lyrical themes.
“They centre on feelings or imagery that can be dreary, dark, difficult and abstract. We deliberately pass the buck to the listener to pick out certain moods or feelings,” say the band.