Marching Church Album Review

MARCHING CHURCH
7/10
ANTHEMIC SECOND ALBUM FROM ICEAGE FRONTMAN’S NEW PROJECT

Marching Church, once a solo project for Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnenfelt, have proven themselves a praiseworthy band with the release of their second album ‘Telling It Like It Is’. Opening track ‘Let It Come Down’ has an evocative wisdom within its lyricism alongside military like drums reminiscent of Carter’s ‘Prince In A Pauper’s Grave’ whilst lead single ‘Heart of Life’ begins with a drum beat resonant of 60’s motown. Guitars tamper in like a Libertines track before the bass and piano set the dramatic undertone. Elias Bender’s performance is both playful and painful comparable to Robert Smith beside lyrics like ‘carve me through concrete with a butter knife’. ‘Lion’s Den’ has a two-tone atmosphere leaning towards The Special’s ‘Ghost Town’ with its melodica, high vocals and off beat drums.

The album will be released October 28th and the Copenhagen based band performed just one London show on Monday 14th November at The Victoria, Dalston.