Surf Café, Tynemouth

Had an excellent night at the Surf Café, the reaction from the crowd massively gratifying and these folk clearly know a great Queen cover when they hear it, ha! It was voted the best independent live music venue in the North east a week later by the Chronicle: coincidence or no? You decide. But go check

Loft Studios

We’ve been sweating over our creative anvils for weeks and consequently have taken all our ideas into the studio for days to arrange, re arrange, re think, change our minds completely then revert to our original decisions all while drinking more tea than even we thought humanly possible in the name of bringing the world our début album. You lucky

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


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

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

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

ICENI on i(ceni)tunes

Man (and when I say ‘man’, I mean ‘woman’ as well before we get pedantic) has been restlessly inventive since the dawn of time. Stealing fire from whatever Gods were available, re-creating the animals that surrounded him in charcoal on the walls of  caves, inventing the wheel, metal work, agriculture and sadly, eventually, banking systems.

NARC demo of the month

The nice people at NARC magazine have decided that our single ‘Trail of Dead’ is the best thing wot they’ve heard all month and have awarded us ‘Demo of the month’. It’s a single really, but who’s splitting hairs when they described it as …’All pounding piano and bold brassy vocals that tread a line