Ivory Wave are part of a new generation of Birmingham bands determined to carve out a fresh identity for the city.
A group of friends who have been working for years on their sound, the past 12 months have seen a certain magic settle on their baggy-tinged indie belters.
It's a club-leaning sound, with Ivory Wave wanting to make their audience move, meaning they're both anthemic and confrontation.
“Three years of work have been saturated down into 25 minutes of pure Ivory Wave,” says frontman George Johnson. “It’s time for people to pay attention - this is the best Birmingham has sounded for years”.
Debut EP 'Dream Nights' is incoming, and it's buoyed by a certain swagger, a rightly founded confidence in their abilities.
Dominated by vocalist George Johnson's confrontational and distinctive sound, new single 'Weigh Me Down' is a punk-edged piece of indie-dance bedlam.
Emerging from a dark period for the band, it's a beam of light, a point of inspiration - it's the moment that Ivory Wave truly came into their own.
"'Weigh Me Down' was written after a period of stagnation in the band. We didn’t seem to be getting any further and people didn’t seem to care about the music we were writing. The song is about standing up for what you believe in and shouting to everyone, look at us."
Tune in now.
Catch Ivory Wave at the following shows:
15 Shiiine On Weekender (main stage)
16 Birmingham O2 Institute 2 (headline show - in association with This Feeling)
21 Liverpool Hanger 34 (supporting JAWS)
22 Edinburgh The Mash House (supporting JAWS)
23 Newcastle Riverside (supporting JAWS)
29 Leeds The Wardrobe (supporting JAWS)
30 Coventry The Empire (supporting JAWS)
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