Lost Souls – New Alternative Indie Albums August 2016

‘Lost Souls’, Ice Cutter’s new August 2016 release is a collection of retro alternative rock / indie pop songs.  Available to buy on CD or Digital Download at Bandcamp.

Losts Souls is an album by the band Ice Cutters, released in August 2016. It was recorded at home using a zoom r16 digital recorder. It is a melodic, epic album with a nod to each of my main musical influences. It is inspired by the Island Records releases of the early 70’s. with influences including John Cale, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Marc Bolan / T-Rex, Duncan Browne, Al Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Big Star, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Nirvana, Tim Hardin, The Byrds, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Gene Clark, John Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, Duncan Browne, Nick Drake & Roxy Music.

The centrepieces of the album are two songs about people – performance artist Andy Kaufman and ‘Gonzo’ artist Ralph Steadman. Ralph lived in my hometown of Abergele in his formative years, and I am a big fan of his artwork. The rumours about Andy Kaufman faking his own death, and the subsequent mystery played a big part in setting the tone and feel of the album.

Album Tracks

  1. Andy Kaufman Lives 03:37
  2. A Greek Tragedy (Spread The Wealth) 03:59
  3. Here’s To You, Ralph Steadman 04:00
  4. Don’t Be Cool 02:54
  5. It’s Nice To Know You 03:58
  6. Blue Eyed Witch OF The North 03:04
  7. I Lost My Wife To Candy Crush 02:50
  8. The Homebody 04:36
  9. Sanctioned 03:45
  10. Baby Don’t You Cry Too Much 02:59

Genre of Music: Glam Rock, Indie, Rock, Alternative, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Garage, 60’s, Retro, Rock and Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop, Brit Pop, Beatle Pop, Folk, Country, Blues, Americana, Indie Folk, Power Pop, Country Rock, Blues Rock, Indie Folk. Mood of Music: Uplifting, Upbeat, Light Hearted, Funny, Attitude, Protest, Protest Song, Protest Music, Passionate, Swagger, Rhythmic, Groovy, Dark, Brooding, Epic, Anthemic, Mellow, Laid Back, Chilled, Love Songs, Love Ballads. Chronology / Type: New Songs 2016, New Albums 2016, New Music 2016, New Releases 2016.