DEBUT ALBUM MY WORLD WAS MADE FOR YOU OUT MAY 2, 2014 ON CD AND VINYL LP
My World Was Made For You is the debut album from The Icypoles, four gals who call Melbourne home but might just as easily shimmy into a Godard dance scene or serve up a slice of pie at the Double R Diner *.
Produced by Haima Marriott (Architecture in Helsinki), My World Was Made For You is a collection of thirteen taut tunes to take you through a lover's landscape of playful celebrations, pensive reflections and dreamy feelings.
With heart bedazzled on sleeve, The Icypoles revel in the fun and fertile relationship zone bookended by flirting and commitment: 'Staying Home' ponders a love-drunk inability to leave the house, whereas 'Settle Down’ provides the sobering antidote, "Our lives together will have to wait for the right time". 'Babies' goes one step further, meditating on the cycle of life, and may well be the most startlingly earnest thing to happen in pop music since The Shaggs hatched their Philosophy of the World.
Having become a familiar fixture on Melbourne's inner-north stages, and with two previous releases (2009's Getting Ready cassette and 2011's Promise to Stay 7" EP), The Icypoles' musical adventures can be traced back to the early ‘00s, with half the band finding their formative footing playing horns and trinkets in an early incarnation of Architecture in Helsinki.
Eschewing that band's off-the-wall maximal approach, however, The Icypoles set raw sentiment to the most bare-boned of arrangements: clear, wistful female vocal harmonies give way to playfully crafted bass, guitar and percussion interplay, like if Phil Spector were stripped of his Wall of Sound and started producing Marine Girls 45s.
* Hell, they even conjure up a cover of the saucy Twin Peaks ballad 'Just You'!