Test Icicles

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 10-05-2009


testiciclesTest Icicles were a short lived British out fit. They only produced one album “For Screening Purposes Only” in 2005 and then disbanded in early 2006. They did however, make a big change to the current music scene. They mixed a lot of genres together like punk, indie and some grime and some say they started this whole screamo thing, although Test Icicles actually did it quite well. 

Your Biggest Mistake – Test Icicles

The also have a rather witty name however, according to the label, the name “Test Icicles” is derived not from the word testicles but rather from an alleged practice of early man of “testing” icicles for strength and fitness for use as weapons. This is most likely bollocks itself… 

After Test Icicles, the members went their own ways and Dev Hynes went on to become ‘Lightspeed Champion’. According to Dev Hynes, Test Icicles split  because “We were never, ever that keen on the music. I understand that people liked it, but we personally, er, didn’t.”. Some say that they had only ever planned on making the one album and it was some sort of musical experiment/side project which the title ‘For Screening Purposes Only’ would confirm.

The album is worth having a listen to, it’s an interesting sound. Buy it or torrent it if you’re naughty.

Comments (3)

Yeahy, rally bad.

My absloutly favorite one-album-band.

I mean ‘yeah’ and ‘really’ 😉

to little sleep.

Wow, they sounded really good.

Too bad they broke up :/

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