Icarus @ Cafe Oto

Posted on November 27th, 2011

Our album launch date is booked @ Cafe Oto, on Friday Jan 20th, with Inch-Time and BABs, brought to you by Mystery Plays. Subscribe to our GigPress feed on the sidebar and have it in the diary.

Icarus – Fake Fish Distribution release date in 2012

Posted on October 30th, 2011

Our forthcoming album, ‘Fake Fish Distribution’, will be available on January 30th 6th February 2012 (N.B change of date!). It is our first full studio album since 2005’s ‘I Tweet the Birdy Electric‘ and was composed using parametric techniques, embedded into Ableton Live using the Max for Live add-on, allowing us to mutate the record so that each version that you download will be different from everyone else’s. More on this can be found via the dedicated FFD page and on the STEIM project blog.

We’re putting the final touches to the record now and are getting ready for the release. It has taken quite a long time to get this far, with a lot of help from some very helpful people, but it will be something a bit special. A short tour in Europe in January and February is being put together to promote the record. Dates coming shortly … for news on pre-orders, gigs and more, follow us on Twitter @birdy_electric or sign up to the Not-Applicable mailing list here (we promise this is ultra-low traffic). In the mean time, here’s a sample of FFD version 500:

Fake Fish Distribution – version 500 sampler by Icarus…

The Road To Denmark …

Posted on May 26th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came down to the show at Cafe OTO on the 15th and made it such a great evening. We’re off to Copenhagen this weekend for our last show before Ollie returns to Australia, after which Icarus will have a short hiatus until the winter when we will return with a new studio album and hopefully some more live dates. In the mean time, you can now pick up our Split EP with Badun from Bandcamp – Enjoy!

London @ Oto, Sunday May 15th

Posted on May 11th, 2011

Last two shows of the spring for Icarus are alongside the Danish duo Badun to promote our split EP. Badun make deliciously intricate electronic rhythm music, it’s very special and it’s a great pleasure to get them over to the UK. Next up is Inch-Time, Badun and Icarus @ Cafe OTO this Sunday, May 15th. We love OTO.

Badun / Icarus – ‘Flensburg’ EP – Preview by Icarus…

Geneva, Istanbul and Hamburg

Posted on May 3rd, 2011

We set sail this week for three really exciting shows: on Wednesday we visit Cave12 in Geneva, a legendary experimental improv venue; on Saturday we play at Tamirane in Istanbul, where we’re also visiting Bigli University and presenting a workshop to students of the Music School; on Sunday we’re heading to the epic grungeness of the Golden Pudel club in the docks of Hamburg where we play alongside Daedelus (trying not to get too excited about this mythical connection). Next Sunday we play at Cafe Oto back home in London with Badun and Inch-Time, two weeks after that it’s Copenhagen with various greats of Danish electronic music, and that’s the end of our all too ephemeral spring-based stint of touring.