So while the kids are on a sleepover at a friends, I’m off for a little loud music therapy.
Freezing cold, wet Camden on a Saturday night – love it!
Warm, boozy Barfly – love it!
Upstairs, cramped space, low ceiling, PA buzzing – love it!
Earplugs in, Pepsi in hand (I’m such a rebel!), band are on! – Love it!
Sons of Icarus, hard working young guys with a set full of chunky riffs, play to a happy crowd and show off their long awaited debut album. This album, Beyond the Sun, has been in the pipeline for years. Sons of Icarus first came onto my radar when they became the first ever competition winners of the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest back in 2010. I then interviewed them after an intimate gig at the CroBar for Stereoboard in 2013 when they told me their album release was imminent!
Over two years on and they have just released it! Obstacles get in the way all the time for these bands, but determination and hard work plus the will to achieve drives them along. And you know what? They are good! The place isn’t exactly heaving. These guys need a little recognition. The album sounds great. I’ve played it loud in the car already (yes, the kids needed stimulating after their “all nighter” at the friend’s house) and I shall be reviewing it soon, track for track.