With lively production and a finessed knack for indie pop songwriting on form, Gold Coast five piece IVEY have made a shining return with their new single, ‘WON’T BE’. As the band gears up for the October release of their sophomore EP GORGEOUS, the new sounds from IVEY in ‘Won’t Be’ stand out as a strong indicator of where this young band has come from musically, and where they’re headed with this collection of fresh material. Premiering on Triple J’s Home & Hosed last night, the new sounds from IVEY are marked by fresh confidence in their craft, not to mention catchy hooks, melody and harmonic boosts throughout.
IVEY fans will welcome the bright guitars and vocal melodies instantly, with ‘Won’t Be’ sporting those classic indie pop sounds that first endeared us to the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and more locally, Last Dinosaurs and Swim Season.
‘Won’t Be’ sees IVEY connect with acclaimed producer Konstantin Kersting (The Jungle Giants, Mallrat, Tia Gostelow), who has been at the helm of many a now-deemed classic Queensland indie record over the last five years. As part of their new EP GORGEOUS, ‘Won’t Be’ is a dynamic and fun indicator of the creative space IVEY have found themselves operating within.
“This song actually began from an ableton loop our drummer Matt had created. Drawn to the lead synth riff you hear at the start of the song, we started to construct a song around it. What was resulted from that is one our most collaborative songwriting effort to date, and our first exploration into electronic music. Won’t Be became a kind of anthem for the whole EP, theming topics of lost love, animosity and clarity”. IVEY
IVEY’s journey to this point of 2018 has been one littered with acclaim. Having been propelled onto national stages with the release of their debut EP Cascade back in 2015, IVEY were quick to capitalise on the opportunities that came their way, in continuing to form for themselves a strong reputation as one of the east coast’s strong new names. In the time that has passed, they’ve done just this; supporting the likes of Ocean Alley, Confidence Man and Cub Sport, showcasing during 2016’s ARIA Week events and most notably this year, performing as part of the Commonwealth Games’ Festival 2018 program.