Birmingham quintet Ivory Wave have released a new live video for their latest hit single ‘Weigh Me Down’ which was filmed at their hometown headline show last month.
The up and coming indie rock band encapsulate their contagious energy and beautifully chaotic live shows in the video which will be seen by those lucky Sherlocks fans as Ivory Wave confirm they will be supporting them in February and March.
Having already established a reputation as local heroes and recently releasing their debut EP ‘Dream Nights’, 2020 is looking very promising for the five-piece.
Their exuberant, party-starting mix of swaggering indie attitude, dancefloor-filling beats and glistening synths inspire chaotic scenes wherever they go. The 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.
“Three years of work have been saturated down into 25 minutes of pure Ivory Wave. It’s time for people to pay attention – this is the best Birmingham has sounded for years” – George Johnson, frontman
Their debut EP makes an immediate statement of intent with opening track ‘The Middle’. Kicking off with rave-tinged synths, it builds into a towering beat-fuelled anthem which contrasts its life-affirming energy with a darker tale of living for the weekend. ‘Pale Moonlight’ is just as insistent, spinning an acid house-flavoured vocal loop as if Happy Mondays were born in Brexit Britain.
Ivory Wave’s previous single ‘Uptown’ raised the game for the band, earning them Track of the Week on Radio X, plus further plays at BBC Introducing and Radio 1 and ‘Uptown’ is about growing tired of endlessly living for the weekend
While Ivory Wave are natural party provocateurs, the EP’s closing track ‘Young Blood’ captures another side to them. It’s a slow-burner that gradually builds in intensity before it erupts into a wall-of-sound, with a final, rousing contribution from the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir accentuating the song’s feeling that better times are just around the corner.
Ivory Wave Tour Dates
11th – Nambucca, London (This Feeling’s Big in 2020)
FEBRUARY 2020 (Supporting The Sherlocks)
21st – O2 Academy, Sheffield
23rd – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
25th – Rock City, Nottingham
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
Featured image by Henry Bettany