icypoles
The Icypoles are a Melbourne-based foursome who get their name from a frozen dessert. According to the band’s Facebook, “An Icypole is some frozen lemonade on a stick. You can get them in red or clear flavour.” The video for Babies is similarly sweet and minimal, with colored wigs and balls of thread floating, gravity-less, in time to the song’s melodic, almost nursery-rhyme-esque brightness. Babies is reminiscent of The Blow, with handclaps, singsong vocals and a slightly jagged, funky bassline. The tune comes off the band’s debut album, My World Was Made For You, out today on Highline Records. Check out the CMJ video premiere below.