2018 provided the biggest moment of Icarus’s career to date. They started the year by landing their fourth consecutive Hottest Record with Love Has Come Around, a track that soon earned the support of rising stars RÜFÜS DU SOL

That started a RÜFÜS DU SOL/Icarus bromance, with the Australian trio inviting the Bristol-based brothers on tour. Icarus opened for them on the North American leg, earning new fans wherever they went, notably with three nights at Los Angeles’ 6000 capacity Shrine Expo Halland another three at New York’s Terminal 5. Icarus then stepped up as main support on Rufus’s UK dates as they earned a rapturous reception at London’s Printworks.

It would’ve been a remarkable experience for anyone, but for Icarus it was even more impressive as they’d only debuted their live show six months earlier.

While all that was going on, the genre-defying duo – brothers Ian and Tom Griffiths – were also readying their new EP, This Must Be The Place. Their most accomplished body of work to date, the EP revolves around the concept of constantly moving from one place to the next – a lifestyle which dictates contradictory emotions of unlimited freedom alongside loneliness and anxiety.

There’s much more to come from Icarus throughout 2019, with more releases and shows planned as the year unfolds. They’ll play their first live show in Mexico in March when they hit the Vaivén Festival which is headed by The Chainsmokers, Disclosure and Chvrches. They’ll then return to the UK and Ireland in April for the following live headline shows:


23rd – Manchester, The Deaf Institute

24th – London, XOYO

25th – Glasgow, SWG3

26th – Bristol, Thekla

27th – Dublin, Button Factory

IcarusThe competition

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, all you have to do is sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right-hand side of the page) and send an email to emma@northernsoul.me.uk with the title ‘Icarus’. 

Closing date: April 1, 2019

Winners will be picked at random and notified by: April 1, 2019


Tickets are available at http://gigst.rs/ICs