JFLTI: Icarus – Maryland

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It’s not often enough that I find a post-hardcore band I love but yesterday the moment struck at the most unexpected time. I was in Reykjavik’s Cafe Roma preparing for the trip back home from Iceland Airwaves and whilst ordering my first ever Chai Latte I heard a noise that could only be described as brutal coming from Lucky Records next door. I ran next door (alone as my travelling companions remained in the cafe too afraid of what lay next door) to find Icarus tearing the coolest record shop in Iceland a new one.

After a couple of listens Icarus’s debut from earlier this year “Ascending // Descending” I reckon Maryland is my favourite track but it’s a great opener to a great album and At Least I’m Not On Fire is another belter.

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