Saturday, 10 September 2011

Iceage New Brigade

Are these kids the most exciting band to hit punk? Or are they stupid? Iceage are on the rise from Copenhagen. In the class of The New Way of Danish Fuck You, also including Sexdrome, Scavenger Brats et al. Apparently this name was originally meant to be The New Wave of Danish Fuck You but someone spelled their tattoo wrong! Fail.

I watched the video for Iceage's New Brigade after having read their interview in NME yesterday. The main gist of the interview was that the band are a group of young, polite boys who don't really want to talk to anyone. NME bribed them with beer and cigarettes.
Watching the video, this feeling of their desperation to grow up continues, it's trying to be fucked up and scary, except it's all shot in the daytime and the closest thing to crazy (hello Katie Melua ref, wasn't expecting that) they get to is a gammy finger being pointed at the camera. The KKK references, according to the NME interview, are meaningless. I'm sure these kids aren't racist, they are trying to shock their audience which is really really hard to do. I get why they're doing it but it's come out a little naively and i don't think enough effort has been put into it in order to pull it off. Opinions welcome.

Having said that I think the record is wicked. Angsty and detached and just a bit cool, much like a Danish teenager.

Iceage - New Brigade from iceage on Vimeo.

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