Friends of Alice Ivy, An Interview
Australian Ethereal band Friends of Alice Ivy put out their third release “The Last Days of Fenwyck” March 1, 2017. The duo, consisting of Kylie Ivy and Amps, self-released the mini-album on Bandcamp.
The album marks a subtle departure from the paradoxically timeless medieval-ism the band exhibited on their previous album “The Golden Cage and its Mirrored Maze”. This is made clear in its incorporation of synthesizers and other instrumentation ‘of the times’ (meaning post 20th century). However the band maintains its character, their other-worldliness goes untarnished and the album’s key track “Wycca” sounds a bit like Goldfrapp jettisoned off into the aether by an ejector seat mishap (but the song is no mishap at all).
Multi-instrumentalist Amps sat down (so to speak) recently with I, your humble correspondent, and answered a few questions. So here’s the interview. Buy the album. Now.