ICARUS FOLLOW MAJOR UK AND US TOUR AS GUESTS TO RÜFÜS DU SOL BY DROPPING THEIR NEW EP ‘THIS MUST BE THE PLACE’ FEATURING THE NEW TRACKS ‘SIRENS’ AND ‘RUNNING AWAY’
LIVE HEADLINE TOUR IN APRIL INCLUDES LONDON’S XOYO
“Clearly illustrates why the duo is being heralded as one of the UK's most promising talents at the moment.” – Mixmag
2018 provided the biggest moment of ICARUS’s career to date. They started the year by landing their fourth consecutive Hottest Recordwith ‘Love Has Come Around’ – a track that soon earned the support of rising stars RÜFÜS DU SOL.
The EP was previewed by ‘Echoes’, which hit #3 on Radio 1’s Dance Chart, and ‘Man of the Land’, a collaboration which pitied ICARUS’sdark, cinematic production alongside transient-themed lyricism from Real Lies. As ICARUS note, “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.”
An early demo of ‘Sirens’ was almost forgotten about until it was included on a pre-gig playlist during the duo’s first live tour. That version attracted the interest of some friends and inspired ICARUS to again focus their attention upon it. “It was a straight-up crossover track, almost a pop record with a three-minute song structure but we really liked the beat and the drop. Our current approach to production made it come together.” It features vocals from fellow Bristolian, Katy Pearson.
The other new track ‘Running Away’ best captures the EP’s concept of constantly moving onto new horizons. The track remained unfinished as they left for the RÜFÜS DU SOL tour and trying to finish it on the road proved difficult. But it soon reached its full potential when they returned home. “It took going away on tour and having those experiences and then coming back to our comfort zone to make it work. But now it really matches up with what we both felt was right for it.”
There’s much more to come from ICARUS throughout 2019, with more releases and shows planned as the year unfolds. They’ll play their first live show in Mexico in March when they hit the Vaivén Festival which is headed by The Chainsmokers, Disclosure and Chvrches. They’ll then return to the UK and Ireland in April for the following live headline show:
23rd – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
24th – London, XOYO
25th – Glasgow, SWG3
26th – Bristol, Thekla
27th – Dublin, Button Factory
Tickets are available from https://fanlink.to/IcarusOnTour.