Wielding its multifaceted influences like a Swiss army knife, The Ivies’ debut EP
is ‘more prog than most psych bands, more psych than most prog bands’ –
cementing them as unique in their musical execution. Crescendoing into
existence, the trio humbly show off their skills as writers, with intricate guitar
work and melodies that echo both The Beatles and Black Country, New Road.
The band explores more sonic possibilities than ever before while the songs stay,
at their core, genuinely great. Tracked over four days at Liverpool’s Material
Studios, the record sets elements of Shakespeare and Dostoevsky to a progressive and layered instrumentation, culminating in an apocalyptic finish, after tales of
helplessness, jealousy and anxiety.