Fuck the Arctic Monkeys. That’s right. Test Icicles are my new favourite band.
What can I say? They’re fresh, original; lots of noise, lots of groove; and very much unclassifiable. (Need a lazy-music-snob description? Okay. They sound a bit like a cross between the Blood Brothers and the Giddy Motors. But with lots of other crazy shit thrown in. Will that do?) Exactly the kind of music that doesn’t go down well with the masses. Which can only be a good sign. If some people can’t take it, that’s their loss. The debut album, For Screening Purposes Only, just blows me away, and that’s all that matters.
Don’t mind what they say about their gigs, either. Live music is overrated. You heard me.