“Space Pop” might sound a bit airy as genre, but as a self-invented description of the music by Copenhagen three piece Ice Cream Cathedral it is nevertheless precise.
Noisy effects, sparkling chords and prominent vocal expressions meet and collide in Ice Cream Cathedral’s delicately feminine and musically potent universe that takes you by the hand and at the same time strives far out into the atmosphere.
Formed in late 2011 Ice Cream Cathedral released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Drowsy Kingdom’ in March 2013. The album presents Ice Cream Cathedral’s easily recognizeable sound, and has established the band as one of the most promising acts in Denmark right now. With 5/6 star reviews from leading Danish newspaper Politiken and music magazines Soundvenue and Gaffa, Ice Cream Cathedral is compared to bands like Beach House and Broadcast. Ice Cream Cathedral played Danish showcase festival SPOT in May, and in July Ice Cream Cathedral was the very first band to play at the 2013 edition of Roskilde Festival, when they opened the festival stage for Nordic acts, once again to receive beautiful reviews.
Four guys. Two sets of brothers. Two coasts. Two countries. Four albums. One love. That amounts to a total of fifteen something’s, all equally important to the end result which is Nervous Nellie. Maybe these things are what solely make these people so marvelous. Maybe Nervous Nellie are solely marvelous because they let us laugh & cry without indignity.
With a style that blends sounds of New Wave, Punk, and Electronic House into one energized package Sonic China Doll is breaking out in full force on the New York music scene with their new demo “Amplify Your Mind”, previewing a much-anticipated release of their debut EP in the spring of 2013. Heather Elle and Cisco Ferreiro formed Sonic China Doll in January of this year with the intention of drawing from iconic Post-Punk/New Wave bands – such as The Cure, The Pixies, and New Order – but incorporating modern effects, production techniques, and tastes of electronic + industrial genres. They are equally as fascinated and inspired by jarring and chaotic soundscapes of the 70′s No Wave + Punk movements in New York City as they are by the synthesized machine music and vocoders of the 70′s Electronic/House movement in Berlin. Experimenting with the balance and imbalance of the natural and unnatural, Elle and Ferreiro write songs in which guitars and synths twist and turn around each other fighting for dominance. Sonic China Doll are ready to push into the forefront of the experimental New Wave/Electronic musical tide that is sweeping the world.