Matt Blake

Matt Blake

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Sparse and melancholy, musically inspired by genres including Alternative Rock, Metal, Electronica and Grunge.

Biography

Ice Pictures is the work of solo artist Matt Blake from Melbourne, Australia. An avid musician since age 12, Matt has been involved in many solo and collaborative recording projects over the last 10 years, but has always done so for the love of the creative process itself rather than the ears and dollars of the mass market. Matt is a confident performer, but has rarely sought gigs for his own material.

With Ice Pictures, Matt's goal is to be heard. His attraction has always been to more serious musical sounds, and after growing up on bands like Radiohead, Tool, Muse and The Tea Party, his music reflects many elements of Alternative Rock, Metal, Electronica/Industrial and grunge.

Lyrics

Cities of Refuge

Written By: Matt Blake

Can you tell me if it has arrived?
I've been waiting when taken by surprise, I hear people screaming
like it's the end of the world and
there's no backing down.
I think it's coming.

I've got blood on my hands,
where is my city of refuge?
My brother pursues and I wanna know,
Where is my city of refuge?
My legs are failing now and I've been running for hours.

The wind is telling lies tonight,
I've been searching but there's still no rain in sight.
Different people all living different lies,
but I won't be another one just to live and die.
I think it's coming.

I've got blood on my hands,
where is my city of refuge?
My brother pursues and I wanna know,
Where is my city of refuge?
My legs are failing now and I've been running for hours.

Discography

2008: Ice Pictures EP - Hear it in full at www.myspace.com/icepictures