Friday, June 9, 2023

Spotlight Artist 6/9: Icehouse

Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1977 as Flowers. Initially known in their homeland for their pub rock style, the band later achieved mainstream success playing new-wave and synth-pop music and attained Top 10 singles chart success locally and in both Europe and the U.S.

The mainstay of both Flowers and Icehouse has been Iva Davies (singer-songwriter, record producer, guitar, bass, keyboards, oboe) supplying additional musicians as required. The name "Icehouse", adopted in 1981, comes from an old, cold flat Davies lived in and the strange building across the road populated by itinerant people.

Icehouse's biggest hit single was "Electric Blue", which reached number one in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and several European countries. The song was also a top ten hit in the United States, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Icehouse has released 11 studio albums, 10 compilation albums, and 40 singles. The band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and has won numerous awards, including 10 ARIA Awards.

Icehouse continues to tour and record, and they remain one of the most popular and successful Australian bands of all time.

Here are some of Icehouse's most popular songs:

  • "Electric Blue"
  • "Great Southern Land"
  • "We Can Get Together"
  • "The Wrong Side of Time"
  • "No One Gets Out Alive"

Icehouse is a band that has stood the test of time. Their music is timeless and their songs continue to be enjoyed by fans all over the world.

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