Icewater

Icewater

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Icewater has an energy and musical presence all their own that has been described as 'true rock'.

Biography

To London, Ontario's Icewater, success is measured one person at a time. For a band that is so young in their career, Icewater has already accomplished so much in the way of achieving this goal. Playing in their hometown of London has cultivated a large fan base, which continues to grow. Their fanclub, The Icewater Legion - aptly named in reference to Kiss's "Army" - has reached over 300 members. Locally, Icewater has been honoured with two music award nominations: The London Music Award (Pop Rock) and The Jack Richardson Music Award (Rock).

Icewater's third independent release, "Meltdown", showcases how far the band has progressed since its inception. The 3 song EP combines Icewater's knack for socially-poignant lyricism and dark surging musical composition on tracks like "Bookburner" and "Addicted" and their ability to deliver surging, raw emotion on tracks like "Take Me Down".

The disc's opening track, "Take Me Down" delivers a kind of sonic thrust that evokes emotional upheaval in listeners. The powerful, anthemic melody soars as the music drives relentlessly beneath it. The melodic bass line is masterfully voiced to offer a consistent support to the song, while presenting a memorable hook that compliments the equally brilliant vocal melody.

"Bookburner" distils some of the best elements of Icewater's music: shifting dynamics, huge choruses, and tight arrangements. An insistent unison guitar and bass riff lays the groundwork for the song's high-energy yet haunting character. This obstinate hook is distinctly and notably Icewater's own, and helps to truly explain their original, yet marketable sound, which is present in all of their material.

"Addicted" is a relentless, percussive song that truly defines Icewater's musical intentions and lyrical force. The listener's expectations are continually thwarted as the song shifts from having a hard, unyielding bass and guitar driven energy throughout the verses to a highly melodic, peaceful chorus. This shift is reflective of the song's lyrical content, where all is not as it seems and 'addiction' is viewed as unpredictable.

To truly appreciate and understand Icewater's musical force and ambition, a live show must be witnessed. One of the most energetic live music experiences available in the Canadian music industry today, Icewater will draw you into their on-stage energy within seconds of their opening chords, and will not cease to have you enthralled until the night comes to a close. Since their inception, Icewater has played over 100 live shows in London and surrounding areas. They have headlined many notable shows of their own and members of the band have shared the stage with acts like The Marble Index, Project Wyze, Hurst, Blue Rodeo, C'mon, Idle Sons, Bobnoxious, Magneta Lane, Out of Your Mouth, The Mark Inside and Ashley MacIssac.

With all of this, Icewater continues to push forward in the Canadian rock industry with the firm belief that they have more fans to find and shows to play. Icewater continues to rock any stage that will have them and the road to success seems to be getting shorter.

Lyrics

Take Me Down

Written By: Music: Icewater Lyrics: Ike Moore)

Hey you over there I will tell you what you should know
Difference is I can't show you what things you can throw
I will return with your heart and I'll hold it low
Over the water right down by the river flow

Well I'm looking to find my way home but I carry your ghost
And I can't find one way to tell if I miss you most

I just remembered that time that you told me so
One more time to defend and one time that I couldn't blow
But I just can't say that I treated you bad no no I don't know
One thing's for sure that my heart it still burns and glows

Well I'm looking to find my way home but I carry your ghost
And I can't find one way to tell if I miss you most
and I will fall right on my face when I hit the town
cause you know the one way to tear up and take me down

and I'm waiting for hope to find
my tears as they fall on the wavering hands of time

Well I'm looking to find my way home but I carry your ghost
And I can't find one way to tell if I miss you most
and I will fall right on my face when I hit the town
cause you know the one way to tear up and take me down

Hey you over there I can fall on my knees again
And I cannot love without paying my fees again
And I can't pretend to have faith no I can't pretend
Hope I lose and confuse so I'm usin' my heart again

Well I'm looking to find my way home but I carry your ghost
And I can't find one way to tell if I miss you most
and I will fall right on my face when I hit the town
cause you know the one way to tear up and take me down

Bookburner

Written By: Music: Icewater Lyrics: Ike Moore

You were firm, standing by the waste
looking up on down to the words they claim to
Telling lies, staying up all night
Throwing flames right back to you

Those flames burning up so bright
live only to destroy your eyes
better hope you never live too much
cause you gotta stay in touch

And I feel it turnin'
The Bookworms books are burning
I stand and watch them yearnin'
For someone to say uncle

And it's real
Bloody matches come for you
and they steal
stealin' thought and choice from you

You were firm, standing by the waste
looking up on down to the words they claim to
Telling lies, staying up all night
Throwing flames right back to you

Those flames burning up so bright
live only to destroy your eyes
better hope you never live too much
cause you gotta stay in touch

And I feel it turnin'
The Bookworms books are burning
I stand and watch them yearnin'
For someone to say uncle

And I feel it turnin'
The Bookworms books are burning
I stand and watch them yearnin'
For someone to say uncle

Addicted (Fame and Fortune)

Written By: Music: Icewater Lyrics: Matt Weston

I'm addicted to a drug I've never tried
I'm addicted to a love that's never replied
I'm addicted to a life of suicide
Pull the trigger, kill me now, just let me die

All I do is dream about those millions
Women too but they're not as fulfillin'
Where's the line point point and then I'll sign it
Where's my grave here's my body just pine it

Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
You spread like a disease
Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
I get down on my knees
Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
You suck the children in
Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
I'll fight you from within

Give me a shot, I'll give you all I got
Won't last too long, tomorrow I'll be long gone

MTV I want my fifteen minutes
You just started, well now you're just finished
Take it off, if you're not buff then you're not gold
The timeless tale, sex never gets old

Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
You spread like a disease
Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
I get down on my knees
Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
You suck the children in
Fame and Fortune, Fame and Fortune
I'll fight you from within

Discography

Meltdown (2005)
- 3 song EP
- Streaming available from www.icewaterlegion.com

Icewater: Unplugged (2004)
- Live, acoustic album
- Streaming available from www.icewaterlegion.com

Icewater - S/T (2003)
- Indie, 14 Tracks
- Streaming available from www.icewaterlegion.com

Set List

Typical set: 40-75 mins
Max Set: 120 mins

Bookburner
They're Waiting
Addicted
Take Me Down
Conform
Overcome
Leave

All Original - all the time!