This review was conducted at the Icarus Fell/Massmatiks/Tilt Back show at The Horn on the 23rd of April 2016.
Despite not being the most ‘popular’ band on the bill, the boys of Icarus Fell play like they easily could be. Facebook likes to paint a deceiving picture and they draw in the biggest crowd of the night. They kick off their set with an instrumental number, which provides an apt introduction for the evening ahead. Not long into their set, disaster strikes in the form of vocalist/bassist Cameron Owden’s microphone cutting out. What could’ve so easily knocked them off kilter didn’t seem to dent the young bands confidence too much. Whilst the microphone issue is fixed, they charge on through their set without so much as a brief pause. They continue to show just how well their sound works instrumentally (albeit this time unintentionally): the guitar, bass and drums just keep driving forward. By the end of the song, the vocals are back and normal business can resume. Icarus Fell conduct an auditory rampage throughout The Horn, the weight of the riffs pushes your head down and before you know it, you’re banging your head along! Their powerful set does a great job of advertising their new EP ‘Concrete Desert’ with four out of the seven songs appearing on the record (Fool, Sticks And Stones, Burnt At Both Ends and Gasoline). ‘Gasoline’ is an accurate demonstration of what Icarus Fell aims to do, and that is to rock your socks off.
You can check out Icarus Fell here:
Details for the bands upcoming gigs:
June 19th – Northampton @ The King Billy (NMF16 Rock Stage)
July 21st – Milton Keynes @ The Craufurd Arms