2018 provided the biggest moment of ICARUS’s career to date. They started the year by landing their fourth consecutive Hottest Record with ‘Love Has Come Around’ – a track that soon earned the support of rising stars RÜFÜS DU SOL.
That started a RÜFÜS / ICARUS bromance, with the Australian trio inviting the Bristol-based brothers on tour. ICARUS opened for them on the North American leg, earning new fans wherever they went, notably with three nights at Los Angeles’ 6000 capacity Shrine Expo Hall and another three at New York’s Terminal 5. ICARUS then stepped up as main support on RÜFÜS’S UK dates as they earned a rapturous reception at London’s Printworks.
It would’ve been a remarkable experience for anyone, but for ICARUS it was all the more impressive as they’d only debuted their live show six months earlier. While all that was going on, the genre-defying duo – brothers Ian and Tom Griffiths – were also readying their new EP ‘This Must Be The Place’. Their most accomplished body of work to date, the EP revolves around the concept of constantly moving from one place to the next – a lifestyle which dictates contradictory emotions of unlimited freedom alongside loneliness and anxiety.
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