Song of the day: Icecream Hands – "Yellow And Blue"

February 7, 2012

Here’s Australian band Icecream Hands with one of their non-charting* singles:

Icecream Hands – “Yellow And Blue” (1999)

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If you’re a Squeeze fan you may have noticed something in “Yellow And Blue” that sounded fairly familiar. I talked about it in one of my previous Musical coincidences.

Icecream Hands official website

(*Being a power pop band, pretty much all of Icecream Hands’ singles didn’t trouble the charts. As you probably know, not troubling the charts is standard practice for power pop bands.)

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Song of the day: Icecream Hands – "Supermarket Scene"

January 23, 2011

Here are the Icecream Hands with a song about shopping (well, why not?):

Icecream Hands – “Supermarket Scene” (1997)

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Icecream Hands official website
Icecream Hands on MySpace


Song of the day: Icecream Hands – "Dodgy"

August 31, 2010

Today’s song is by Australian band Icecream Hands and it’s called “Dodgy”. Now, depending on where you live, the title may mean something not entirely intended by the makers of the song:

  • If you live in Australia: “dodgy” means untrustworthy, very suspicious etc.
  • If you live in England: “dodgy” (especially the phrase “well dodgy”, spoken with a Cockney accent) means extremely untrustworthy, incredibly suspicious.
  • If you live in America: “dodgy” could mean “related to Dodge automobiles”*.

And depending on how you personally feel about Dodge automobiles, all of the above may be applicable.

Anyway, here’s today’s song:

Icecream Hands – “Dodgy” (1999)

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Icecream Hands official website
Icecream Hands on MySpace

(*Not being American, I don’t know what “dodgy” does or doesn’t mean there. “Relating to Dodge automobiles” was the first thing I thought of. For all I know, “dodgy” could mean “fantastic” or “the best thing ever” or “oh, you wouldn’t believe how great this is” etc.)


Song of the day: Icecream Hands – "In The Back Seat Of A Stolen Car"

July 1, 2010

After yesterday’s mildness I thought I might give you something with a bit more oomph.

Here are the Icecream Hands with “In The Back Seat Of A Stolen Car” (2007):

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Official website
Icecream Hands on MySpace


Song of the day: Icecream Hands – "Gentle Annie"

March 22, 2010

Regular reader FD13NYC has astutely discovered that I’m not much of a fan of roots-rock, that slightly countrified, slightly barroom-ified* genre quite a few people who aren’t me like a lot. I don’t get the appeal, but I understand that plenty of other folks do.

In a shameless attempt to mollify – nay, pander to – someone with music (Hi, FD13NYC!), here are the Icecream Hands with “Gentle Annie” (1993), a song that I think sounds a little rootsy:

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“Gentle Annie” appears on the band’s 1993 debut album, Travelling… Made Easy. The whole album sounds a bit rootsy to me, so you might like much more than I do (I like it, but don’t love it).

As a bonus, here’s another song from the album. Oh, and speaking of shameless, get a load of the opening chord:

Icecream Hands – “The Way She Drives” (1993)

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Official website
Icecream Hands on MySpace

(*I had to look up the word “barroom” to make sure that was the right way to spell it. I’d always thought that it was hyphenated, as in “bar-room”. I’m now having trouble coming to grips with the lack of hyphen, because that other spelling looks to me like it’s describing a loud sound – “Ba-RROOM!” – rather than a place.)


Song of the day: Icecream Hands – "The Way She Drives"

January 25, 2010

Here are the Icecream Hands with something short and sweet:

Icecream Hands – “The Way She Drives” (1993)

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Song of the day: Icecream Hands – "Come Along"

August 8, 2009

Here are Icecream Hands with “Come Along,” the opening track of their 2007 album, The Good China:

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The band wears its Big Star influence in this song as a badge of pride. If you’ve ever wondered what an Australian Big Star album would sound like, this’d come pretty close. It doesn’t all sound like Big Star – and I’m thankful for that, not being a huge fan of the Big’uns myself – but whenever I listen to the album I think of them.

Despite (or because of) the above, I think it’s a nice little album.

Icecream Hands on MySpace