ICENI ( Eye-seen-ee) are Newcastle-based purveyors of disco- infused power pop;a female trio who run almost entirely on good vibrations,keyboard riffs and cups of tea.
An outrageously tight live act, their thunderous optimism is garnering plaudits wherever they play . With a sound that veers somewhere between Ben Folds Five and The Eels via Hiam with a touch of Kate Bush, they intend to keep writing their anti-angst anthems until such time that medical science can re animate Freddie Mercury. Then they’re gonna join Queen.
Meanwhile they have released an EP, played two live sessions for BBC Introducing, supported Jamie Cullum on tour, been featured in the Guardian and 6 music, been shortlisted for Glastonbury’s emerging talent competition and played numerous festivals and events. They are currently recording their début album.
Queen, eels, Roxy Music, Nick Cave, Mouldy Peaches, Ana Calvi, Kate Bush, Frank Zappa, Abba, Supertramp, Captain Beefheart, The Pretenders, Stevie Wonder, Bjork, Richard Dawson, Thelonious Monk, The Doors, Billy Joel.