Iceage announce UK tour dates for Mar / Apr 2023

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Iceage have released ’Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021,’ their critically acclaimed new compilation album. Out via Mexican Summer, the album lands alongside the news of a full UK tour which is set to take place in Mar / Apr 2023 (full list of dates below). 

‘Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021’ is a collection of non-LP cuts (or “misfit children,” as singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt describes them) from the seven years during which Iceage made ‘Plowing Into the Field of Love’ (2014), ‘Beyondless’ (2018), and ‘Seek Shelter’ (2021). A study in the powerful song form and raw execution that have defined the Danish rock ‘n’ roll band, this release digs deep into the Iceage vault for unheard and rare tracks that both devotees and the uninitiated alike will relish.

To celebrate the release of the new record, Iceage have shared a cover of Nico’s I’ll Keep It With Mine. Written and recorded back in 2015, Rønnenfelt explains “this is the earliest recording on ‘Shake The Feeling’. I had recently visited Nico’s grave in the woods outside of Berlin and this serves as our ode to her. We loved the result back then but didn’t quite know where to put it.” listen to the track via Spotify below.

As with all of Iceage’s albums, whether it be the sensual daring-do of their dark-hardcore debut ‘You’re Nothing,’ the shift to cowpunk gothic romanticism on ‘Plowing Into the Field of Love,’ or the space truckin’ gospel-rock of their most recent albums, Rønnenfelt, Johan Suurballe Wieth, Jakob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen make the impossible seem effortless. True to Iceage’s confounding instincts, the songs of Shake The Feeling are presented in the order that makes most sense to them. The album proceeds to jump forward and backwards in time, with tracks written in the four years between ‘Plowing Into The Field of Love’ and ‘Seek Shelter’ colliding with covers of two 1960s songs (I’ll Keep It With Mine by Bob Dylan and Abner Jay’s My Mule).

As to whether ‘Shake The Feeling’ has a dominant theme, Elias says: “not really, and then somehow yes.” “No, but also yes” is as perfect an encapsulation of an Iceage-ian ethos as there could ever be. More than just about any other band from Europe working within American rock ‘n’ roll traditions, Iceage maintain their initial embracement of the no-but-yes life-affirming negativity of punk and hardcore. Maybe Elias considers ‘Shake The Feeling’ to be more a document of Iceage at different points of the members’ young lives than a “piece of artwork.” Maybe the fact that the songs “seem like they can get along” is enough. Conversely, maybe the songs on ‘Shake the Feeling’ work together as well as any band of outsiders, huddling alone together in the world’s dark. Maybe none of these tracks were the exact right fit for either the gutter or the stars, but like Iceage, they slosh about in the moon-lit muck like they consider themselves wild and alive, and they can’t shake the feeling that they’re lucky and strange just to be anywhere at all.

Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021 cover artwork

Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021’ track list
1. All The Junk On The Outskirts
2. Shake The Feeling
3. Sociopath Boogie
4. My Mule
5. I’ll Keep It With Mine
6. Balm of Gilead
7. Broken Hours
8. I’m Ready To Make A Baby
9. Namouche
10. Order Meets Demand
11. Lockdown Blues
12. Shelter Song (Acoustic)

Stream / Order ‘Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021

Iceage Tour Dates (UK dates in bold)
Fri 23 Sept 2022 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
Sat 24 Sept 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall *
Sun 25 Sept 2022 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *
Mon 26 Sept 2022 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
Wed 28 Sept 2022- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
Thu 29 Sept 2022 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Fri 30 Sept 2022 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *

Sat 1 Oct 2022 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *
Mon 3 Oct 2022 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
Tue 4th Oct 2022 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre *
Wed 5 Oct 2022 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
Thu 6 Oct 2022- Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Fri 7 Oct 2022 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground *
Sat 8 Oct 2022 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^
Sun 9 Oct 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *
Mon 10 Oct 2022- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
Tues 11 Oct 2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Thu 13 Oct 2022 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
Fri 14 Oct 2022 – Tacoma, WA @ Alma Mater *
Sat 15 Oct 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Substation *

Thu 1 Dec 2021 – Copenhagen, Amager Bio – Denmark

Fri 24 Mar 2023 – Bristol, Thekla – United Kingdom
Sat 25 Mar 2023 – Brighton, Patterns – United Kingdom
Sun 26 Mar 2023 – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club – United Kingdom
Mon 27 Mar 2023 – Newcastle, The Cluny – United Kingdom
Wed 29 Mar 2023 – Manchester, Yes – Pink Room – United Kingdom
Thu 30 Mar 2023 – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall – United Kingdom
Fri 31 Mar 2023 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds – United Kingdom
Sat 1 Apr 2023 – London, Oval Space – United Kingdom

* = co-headline dates with Earth
^ = with Object of Affection & Smirk

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