Iceage sign to Mexican Summer, reveal video for new single 'The Holding Hand'

It marks the Copenhagen post-punks' first sign of new material since last year's standalone track 'Lockdown Blues'.
Posted: 2 February 2021 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall Photos: Mishael Phillip

Danish post-punks Iceage have revealed new single 'The Holding Hand', alongside the announcement that they've become the latest addition to Brooklyn label Mexican Summer's roster. 

It's their newest material since last year's standalone single 'Lockdown Blues', though there's no news on an upcoming album yet, on the year that marks a decade since they released debut full-length New Brigade. The Copenhagen natives have also expanded to a five-piece outfit. 

'The Holding Hand' continues the slow-burning, cinematic sound they leaned towards on 2018's Beyondless, incorporating impatient, anxious violin strides to really hit home the sense of desire and despairing mood.

“The song lives in a slurred world, movements are elastically stretched out and strength is found in weakness while you find it hard to tell the difference between fume and matter,” explains frontman Elias Rønnenfelt, in typically poetic fashion. “Gently the swaying intensifies, feel it escalate. Reach out for the holding hand, it seems almost within scope now.”

Check out the lush video below:

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