UK-based brother-duo ICARUS – which consists of Tom & Ian Griffiths – have today released a new EP: This Must Be The Place. Proceeded by two singles – Echoes & Man Of The Land feat. Real Lies – the full 4-track EP is out today in full on FFRR. ICARUS shared some words about the new EP:
“We’ve got the clearest vision that we’ve ever had of the core ICARUS sound, but those tracks show that we’ll always experiment with how far we’ll push it.”
ICARUS have been on a tear the past year. They released another EP earlier in 2018, In The Dark EP, which caught the attention of Australian powerhouse RÜFÜS DU SOL, who invited the Griffiths brothers to open for them on their massive SOLACE tour, throughout the latter months of 2018. This tour saw ICARUS play their first ever live show, something they plan on doing much more of in 2019. They also released a BBC Essential Mix in June.
Bristol-based duo, ICARUS, released their new single ‘Flowers,’ along with a 5-track narrative EP ‘In The Dark,’ which chronicles the ups and downs of a new relationship.
The EP opens with the upbeat disco synth tune, ‘Love Has Come Around,’ which captures the ecstasy of a budding relationship. As the EP progresses, the atmosphere darkens with tracks that explore vulnerability and distrust like ‘I Could Leave,’ and the closing track, ‘Flowers,’ which tells the tale of a relationship turned toxic.
“It’s talking about situations early in a relationship,” explains ICARUS’ Tom Griffiths. “Maybe it’s not right but you still want it to happen.”
‘In The Dark’ showcases the duo’s wide range of production skills while immersing the listener in colorful visuals and sounds. Though the theme of the EP remains consistent, ICARUS does not allow themselves to be constrained to a particular tempo or style.
‘Love Has Come Around’ has garnered plays from Pete Tong, Danny Howard, and Alice Levine with positive reviews from Earmilk, Clash, and The Times. ICARUS’ first live headline tour is set to begin this month, a clear indication that they will only continue to achieve musical excellence.