Birmingham quintet Ivory Wave have released a new video for latest single ‘Young Blood’, the closing track from their debut EP Dream Nights.
‘Young Blood’ was given its exclusive play last week on Radio X and performed at ‘This Feeling’s Big in 2020’ show yesterday (January 11th) at Nambucca.
Having already established a reputation as local heroes and recently releasing their debut EP, 2020 is looking very promising for Ivory Wave. Their exuberant, party-starting mix of swaggering indie attitude, dancefloor-filling beats and glistening synths inspires chaotic scenes wherever they go.
Their songs speak of the experiences of youth across the country, but their gigs offer pure escapism with a sea of fans singing along as smoke-bombs amplify the hedonistic vibe.
This is a really special song for me, I wrote it when I was around 18 after a conversation I had with my nan who was ill at the time. We were talking about dreaming and she told me that when she dreamed she was still young and was able to do anything that she wanted to do. So the song stemmed from that, it’s a real celebration of life and a fitting tribute – Frontman George Johnson
Ivory Wave are five long-term friends in their early 20s who share an eclectic range of influences – from Oasis and The Stone Roses to Bowie, Sex Pistols and Human League. Based in a lock-up in Birmingham, their mission statement was to blend those influences into a modernist sound which would connect with their own generation.
The band – completed by Connor McMinn (guitar), Luke Morris (bass), Seb Baldwin (drums) and Rob Clarke (synths) – have developed a growing but devoted fanbase with a string of independently released tracks. They will be supporting The Sherlocks on their UK tour next month, find dates below.
Their UK dates supporting The Sherlocks are:
21st – O2 Academy, Sheffield
23rd – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
25th – Rock City, Nottingham
26th – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
27th – O2 Academy, Leeds
28th – Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne
29th – SWG3 / TV Studio, Glasgow
2nd – Electric Ballroom, London
3rd – Thekla, Bristol
5th – Concorde 2, Brighton
6th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
7th – Tramshed, Cardiff