Tom Robinson 6 Music

We’re right chuffed that Tom Robinson likes our song ‘The Drummer Song’ so much he’s put it on his Mixtape download via Fresh on the Net , but played it on his Saturday night show too. You can hear Matthew Herbert, fellow Geordie Kath Williams, Kate Bush and the song of the Stonecutters-from that Simpsons




NARC Download

Thanks to the folk at NARC magazine, you can listen to the first offering from our forthcoming album along with new tracks from the Unthanks, Smoove and Turrell, Goy Boy Mcllroy, Peculiar Disco Moves and more. Tunes to dance to, brood to, be confused by and sing along with. Our cups runneth over. Not in an




Guardian feature-6 Music festival

Here’s a link to a great piece written for the Guardian ahead of the 6 Music festival. BBC Introducing’s Nick Roberts had much to say about local bands that was good! ICENI are not the only ones mentioned, the excellent ‘Shields’-who not only played on Sunday at the festival but John Martindale from the band




‘VAN’ on BBC Introducing

We thought we’d share a acoustic track recorded in the summer as part of a radio broadcast for ICEMI Christmas number. Needless to say, it contains no mention of Christmas.. Go to the Soundcloud link at the bottom of this page for the benefit of your ears. God bless us, everyone!



GIRLPOOL /ICENI

Not only did we get to enjoy a gig by the lovely and talented ‘Girlpool’- LA to Sunderland, its a well accepted path-we opened the show for them too. The good people of NARC were there and wrote about it. Cos that’s what they do. LIVE REVIEW: Girlpool, Iceni @ Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland (16.11.14) The LA




Festival of Festivals

Which sounds like it would be the greatest show on earth but in fact its merely our bad selves trotting from place to place- we’ve played a few (thang yew, thang yew verr much), turned down a few (why must band members take holiday? Perform in other places? Why is the 23rd of August apparently




BBC Introducing

Who doesn’t love badges? An emblem of home-made band-tastic merchandise if ever there was. Well due to great advancements in technology (asking people wot know) we can proudly display some BeeB badges on what is very much our virtual leather jacket. Or Website, as they’re now known. Thanks to Nick Roberts of BBC introducing Newcastle



We speak! They write..

We’ve been interviewed by a couple of online reviewers and blogs recently- ‘Zap Bang Magazine’ & ‘One Stop record shop’. Whoo woulda thought you can waffle on so extensively when asked the most moderate of questions? We’ve been talking about our single ‘Drive’, our nocturnal habits and our private jet. Although I dont think they




Our single ‘Drive’ has been been robustly and thoughtfully reviewed by two blogs- Mark Barton’s ‘The Sunday Experience’ & ‘Aural delights’, we’re very pleased with both ;but the phrase  ‘ ..-the delightful canter of Brontean key pirouette’ from the Sunday Experience is a thing to treasure! Aural delights say ‘To describe it as pop misses



BBC introducing Newcastle Highlights of 2013

Nick Roberts has hosted 37 live sessions in his BBC Newcastle studio over the last year of which ICENI were two and in hommage (to be said in a french accent, no less) to this, he’s broadcasting the best of tonight from 8. Our esteemed mate Bridie Jackson and her Arbour will be featured, Frankie