Jun 182007

charles Jenkins at the Icecream Hands “Good China” CD launch, Northcote Social Club. Photo by Rizzy Ramone.

Dear Lovers of The Finely Crafted Pop-a-licious Tune:

If you missed the fantastic Icecream Hands at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday, you missed something special. Great harmonies, awesome guitars, mean drummin’, excellent songs – and super bonus – Matty V on keys and that hot soundman Michael Pollard running about behind the scenes.

Thanks all around to Charles Jenkins, Douglas Lee Robertson, Derek G. Smiley and Marcus Goodwin for an ace gig.

New songs from “The Good China” sounded great sitting up there along with some of the old china, including “Gasworks Park” and “Broken UFO.” Georgeous and powerful stuff. “Come Along With Me” is simply the best pop song to hit the airwaves in a decade or more and “The Good China” is a wistful and breathtaking thing, but there were also some serious rockers, including “Backseat of a Stolen Car.”

Check out some of the shots from the night by Rizzy Ramone at www.myspace.com/loud_images and visit the Icecream Hands at www.myspace.com/icecreamhands.

Many, many thanks to Dust Devil records for bringing quality music to da people!

Goddam, it did sound SUHWEET!

To all you people who haven’t yet got your own “Good China” get out there and get yourself some! And ring up Triple J and tell em to play the bejesus out of “Come Along With Me.” It’s the goods.

Yours in Icecream Love,