Sunday, March 31, 2013

Show Preview - Iceage - 6119 Penn - 4.12.13 - Concert Preview

Copenhagen's Iceage will be making another appearance in Pittsburgh next Friday, April 12th at 6119 Penn. The band just released their sophomore LP You're Nothing on Matador Records this past February. They performed here over a year and a half ago at The Shop (does that exist anymore?) and put on a pretty nice, punk enthused show. Now in their early 20's, the quartet is pushing their sound with a new mix of post-punk, hardcore and Goth demonstrating a more aggressive tone. From their press: When you see Iceage live you get the feeling the songs are just about to fall apart before miraculously recovering, always rewarding you with a climax. This menacing energy is more forceful on You're Nothing. The album is a climb further up the rock ‘n roll mountain and a descent into adulthood's ever-collapsing musical mines. The sea is rough, and the boat the band has built of driftwood from the last 50 years of outsider culture is headed for unknown shores.

This is taken from our previous interview with Lead man Elias Bender Rønnenfelt when they were here last which you can find here:

You all are from Copenhagen. How is the music scene there compared to the rest of Europe or the US?

I don't know that many bands from Europe that I like but it's probably not the same as Copenhagen. For me what's going on in Copenhagen is the best but that's probably because that's where I'm from and I get to follow the bands from early on.

Is there a strong punk scene in Copenhagen? Or the rest of Denmark?

I think it's divided into different splinters. Some of my friends' bands that I really enjoy includes Lower, Sexdrome, Jackman, Pregnant Man. I also saw another good band the other day called The War Goes On.

Could you give some background on how your band became? Did you go to school together? Or?

We have all known each other since we were really small. I knew Johan and Dan because they were in the class above me in my first school and Jakob because we were kids in the same neighborhood. We've always played music together to pass time but it wasn't until 2008 when the band and the songs came together.

You are known for your frantic live shows. Are these typical everywhere you travel? How intense do they get?

Not everywhere we travel. It's very different. Everything depends on the spirit in the air.

More information about the show can be found here. More information about the band:

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