The Copenhagen-based four-piece take their underground thrash influences to form the new page in the Danish punk canon
Influenced by legendary band Crass, the Danish punk canon, and general, youthful paranoia, Copenhageners Iceage are four bong-hitting teens who play habit-formingly visceral punk rock haunted by the ghosts of a half-forgotten, avant-garde past. It’s jagged sounds for violent times and Danish music critics are currently scratching their beards in bewildered approval while their live shows are making the kids of the restless Copenhagen underground lose their minds in brutal thrash pits.
Yes indeed, Iceage are punk as fuck. So punk, in fact, that it took them around two weeks to answer these relatively straightforward questions… but that’s okay as they’re coming to grips with heated interest from sites like Altered Zones and an upcoming tour supporting Canadian hardcore monsters Fucked Up.
...your special talent?
Playing great music…
…the story behind your name?
A brainstorm over words.
... your favourite sound?
Sizzling meat. Broken glass.
Old train brakes. Motor engine. Rain.
We listen to a lot of rain recordings at the moment.
...your worst vice?
Oversleeping. Sometimes being a huge fuckhead.
...your favourite website?
... good for breakfast?
Full English breakfast.
... the best thing about where you're from?
Our friends and family.
...at the top of your shit list?
...are you listening to now?
Right now we're listening to 'Forever Changes' by Love.
Three songs we enjoy at the moment:
How would you describe your music?
We try not to think too much about it. Describing what we do doesn't really interest us…
The debut Album New Brigade is out now on Escho / Tambourhinoceros In Europe and limited pressing on Dais Records in the US but is seeing wider release from What’s Your Rupture? June 21st. Catch Iceage live In London on May 5th at The Victoria before they go on tour with Fucked Up.