I met the psychedelic and cerebral band Ikons, signed on the great label Service (Jens Lekman, The Embassy, The Whitest Boy Alive,…), last september for the Stockholm issue of the french but itinerant magazine I Heart…
Before their show at Debaser Slussen the 7 band members from Göteborg (6 musicians and a videast) allowed me a tidy shooting. I should say “very tidy” especially when you know that shooting more than 3 buddies together usually turns into a beautiful mess!
Few hours after that, they were on stage performing songs from their first eponymous album.
Songs made of electronic and organic waves. Foggy and raw guitar motifs, rough drums and rounded bass. All this wrapped in sparkling arrangements.
Ikons are pretty promising. And regarding how much pictures come to your mind while listening to their music, their name finds all its meaning!
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Once upon a time a wildbird and a peacedrum were standing in the middle of the road, aware of what could come from right and left…
I don’t know why but this name, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, always makes me think about a fairy tale world. And their music too. Not a world of prince and princess, but one with magic. Something unsettling, dark and intriguing world.
Making a shooting on crossroads needs to be safe more than magic but don’t worry, the tale ends like “They lived happy and moved to Stockholm.”
Mariam -Wildbirds – & Andreas -Peacedrums- invited me to meet them in Majorna, their neighborhood, in Göteborg.
After a walk around and few pictures we decided to make the last shots in the street using the tramlines and the beautiful sky of june. A so spring-like Göteborg!
Mariam and Andreas told me that they were packing their stuffs in boxes because they were about to move to Stockholm few days after.
By this shooting I wasn’t just offering them a break in their hard work, but also something that sounds like a “goodbye and see you soon Göteborg!”.
As they moved to Stockholm on the same day as the princess’ wedding, we can say that another tale begins!