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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

Mata­dor A few years ago, Iceage’s New Bri­gade al­bum was a vis­ceral bolt from the blue as it in­tro­duced the Dane’s fas­ci­nat­ing sense of men­ace and pow­er­ful, sharp post-punk ways and means. There may have been lit­tle new to how Iceage op­er­ated, but it was en­er­gis­ing to see a band throw th­ese par­tic­u­lar shapes af­ter all th­ese years. You’re Noth­ing is a beast armed with sim­i­lar punk mark­ings, though the band ap­pear to rel­ish how all the live shows they’ve played since their de­but have af­fected their abil­ity as play­ers. In many ways, this is the new al­bum’s most strik­ing dif­fer­ence, the band com­fort­able and con­fi­dent enough to add rather than sub­tract to how they play and con­duct their mu­si­cal af­fairs. It makes for a fine blue streak of songs, with Ec­stasy and Awake in par­tic­u­lar scorch­ing out of the blocks. iceage­copen­hagen.blogspot. com

Ec­stasy, Awake

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You’re Noth­ing

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