The Icarus Line - 'Slave Vows'
This band are slaves to nothing but their own commitment to the base passions of rock’n’roll
7 / 10
From 11-minute psychedelic wig-outs to two-minute distortion rackets, album number five from LA rockers The Icarus Line is titled with heavy irony. This band are slaves to nothing but their own commitment to the base passions of rock’n’roll, refusing to bow to fashion or trend. Influences such as The Stooges and MC5 were cultural watchwords when the band released their 2001 debut, ‘Mono’. They’ve kept those colours nailed firmly to the mast, and never more so than on ‘No Money Music’, an aptly named track that adopts the aural scare tactics of Suicide’s ‘Frankie Teardrop’.
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