After 25 years a global pandemic, Cork band Emperor of Ice Cream are back with a new music video and fresh take on one of their original songs.
Rarely has a band’s debut album taken as long to reach its fans as No Sound Ever Dies by Emperor of Ice Cream, but theirs' is no ordinary story.
The album’s title alludes to some of the tracks it holds, with bassist Eddie Butt describing it as “a classic” and their latest song to be converted into a music video is no different.
Sunflower is now available on the band’s YouTube channel and it is a fresh take on an old hit and incorporates some of the band’s new use of shoegaze sounds, with touches of psychedelia and classic indie rock.
“It’s a beautiful sounding album, from a band from Cork who just decided to get together a couple of months ago and stick something out, I think we did a great job on it,” said bassist, Eddie Butt.
“Sunflower is a real shoegaze video. It’s just a real mellow song and it’s got some lovely effects to it and we put the lyrics up on the screen. It’s a beautiful video actually."
Now based in Cork, Waterford, New York and Amsterdam, Eddie Butt, John ‘Haggis’ Hegarty, Graham Finn and Colum Young, joined forces once again and delved into some of the early releases in a much-anticipated return to the studio to put the finishing touches on an album that was shelved 25 years ago.
The album was created over the lockdown period as the band reunited to remotely recorded some new and old hits and created ideas that still sounded remarkably fresh despite the passing of time.
The release of the Sunflower music video marks the celebration of what has been an unprecedented, but exciting few months for the band members.
“We just said we’d do something like that because it kind of caps off a wonderful couple of months," added Eddie Butt.