Iggy Pop on Iceage: 'It's not easy to be that dark'

Iconic frontman approves of their extremely short albums

Iggy Pop on Iceage: 'It's not easy to be that dark'

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Iggy Pop has declared himself a fan of Danish punk band Iceage, saying it is "hard to be that dark".

Speaking on Australian radio Iggy Pop said he identified with the group's intense music and image. "It's not easy to be that dark. A lot of people who try to express negative energy sort of just flail," he said on Triple J. "They kind of come off like hamsters or something, where the more they try, the sillier it is. I thought they achieve a certain darkness. They're known for doing very, very short albums and shows. When I started, that's what we always did."

Iggy Pop went on to play the Iceage song 'You're Nothing' as part of a playlist of songs he got to put on air. Other tracks he played included music from Kraftwerk, Chuck Berry and Peaches.

Iggy And The Stooges will release their new album 'Ready To Die' in April. The band recently played their new material during an appearance at the South By South West festival in austin, Texas. "We made a fucking new album, we made some fucking new songs! This song is about scary shit like flaming assholes of the world and death," said Iggy, before playing 'Burn'. Iggy introduced another new song 'DD' by saying: "And now, before we play 'I Wanna Be Your Dog", a song about big double D tits."

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