Single Review: Jukebox Collective – Icon Parade

By on Wednesday, 11th August 2010 at 12:00 pm

Take a listen to the jingle-jangle intro of “Icon Parade” by Jukebox Collective and an overwhelming sense of anxiety just might rattles through your bones. It’s really little wonder, though, as one key band member once explained: “the song is about a neighbour who keeps getting hassled by these kids, and ends up going a bit mad.”

And perhaps that’s the best way to describe this track – by declaring it also to be “a bit mad.” Consider that a high compliment, too, as it carries a faint sound of the chaotic post-punk revival that dominated some years ago, (remember the grimy guitar sounds of Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand?) tied neatly together with a thumping groove and Futureheads-like vocal delivery.

Here’s a double bonus, this DIY band from England is strongly influenced by the disco-punk era from New York, and that’s a big giveaway that some rug will be indeed be cut by the time the 3:35 minutes of this pop-tastic tune concludes. Forget the narrative of the just released single, you’ll soon find that there’s really nothing to be nervous about.

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12:50 pm
11th August 2010


their other songs are great too, I look forward to the full albun

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