What do you expect from an Icarus Line video? There are probably many answers to that question, but nothing quite prepared me for the clip the band have released for the track ‘City Job’, taken from last year’s visceral album Slave Vows. ‘City Job’ is a track that draws you in with an insidious slow build before erupting in an aggressive outpouring of explosive thrashing guitars and Joe Cardamone’s exhilaratingly feral, vocals.
The video is no less intense, shot from the perspective of a voyeuristic onlooker into a Kafkaesque trial scene interspersed with deranged go-go dancers clad in leather masks and chains. Now that’s what to expect from an Icarus Line video. Just so you know.
The band are putting the finishing touches to Avowed Slavery, a 12″ companion to Slave Vows, set for imminent release.
Watch the video for ‘City Job’ below.