The Newcastle-based Iceni are true purveyors of disco-infused power pop. They’re a female trio who run almost entirely on good vibrations, keyboard riffs and cups of tea. Having already supported Jamie Cullum, Maximo Park, The Stranglers and Aswad, Lindsay, Liz and Caroline have decided to finally release their much anticipated debut single Drive.
Drive begins with a lead piano part and main vocal line which are both subtly supported by an intimate and continuous backing harmony. Together with the stripped down drum beat it creates a lenient and intimate yet powerful intro.
The overall production generates a sonic journey travelling between Kate Bush, Haim, Vampire Weekend and Fleetwood Mac and focuses on songwriting, harmonies, energy and authenticity. The arrangement is very meticulously constructed and keeps on building from start to finish rapidly pacing from part to part.
Filled with tantalising hooks, melodic surprises and unexpected plot twists, Drive creates an eccentric yet appealing treat for every listener and will be available for sale and download 2 June.