New Release | Ivory Wave – ‘Frankie’

Ivory Wave - 'Frankie'

One of Birmingham’s Finest Ivory Wave Release Autumn Banger ‘Frankie’

One of Birmingham’s hottest bands have released a tune which will cure those post-summer blues, welcome ‘Frankie’!

The song slips and slides as it makes you feel like the coolest in the room, which is down the the excellent musicality of the track. Having remnants of The Stone Rose and Happy Mondays, it just has that swagger which has become a trademark for Ivory Wave. Love what these guys are doing at the moment, and it won’t be long until we hear even more! In the meantime dig through their tunes, see them live and enjoy!

Catch them Live


15th – Worcester – The Marrs Bar


20th – Manchester – Night People

25th – Leeds – Lending Room


2nd – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2

Words by Alex Wise

Take Note of the Birmingham Music Scene


Tim Senna documents how alive the Birmingham Music Scene is

The Birmingham music scene have watched a fair few acts blossom these past few years with the likes of PEACE, Superfood, Swim Deep and Jaws all gaining recognition. However Tim Senna went out to prove that Birmingham has so much more to give.

The Sugarthief show which took place at The Sunflower Lounge on 8th March, was a hallmark for the scene as a sold out crowd came to watch some of the best acts the Midlands has to offer.

The video really grasps the feel-good culture surrounding the entire Birmingham Music Scene at the moment. There’s no bitterness between any of the bands, as they all support each other. In the video you see the likes of Ivory Wave, VIOLET and The Assist all supporting the show in one way or another. It’s apparent that each of the bands know that working together they really can make something special here in Birmingham.

There’s a lot of creativity going on in the Second City and it needs to be taken note of, because it won’t be long until these bands really start making a big push. Combined with what the likes of Jacky P and Tim Senna are doing, it’s really putting a magnifying glass on this brightly-lit talent.

Would just like to thank Tim for letting me share the video on the site, he’s doing a lot for the scene and is well worth checking out, and as he would say, Welcome to the Madlands!

Tim Senna – @TimSenna

Madlands –  @UKMadlands

Tim Senna YouTube


Words by Alex Wise – @AJWise

10 Questions for Ivory Wave!

Ahead of their new single coming out soon and going on tour, we got to catch up Ivory Wave to talk about their favorite albums, who would they like to collaborate with and what’s next down the pipeline!

First things first how did you come to be?

Me and Luke (Bass) were in a band for a few months, one night we had a gig in Birmingham, and me and Luke went on a bit of a mad one and ended up in a Indian restaurant at about 4am, it was there and then we decided to start something new. Ivory Wave was born in a drunken stupor fuelled by curry and cobra beer haha

What genre of music would you say you play?

We describe ourselves as groove, its all about the beats and rhythm for us

Which bands/artists do you take influences from?

I love hip hop music, love the beats and sounds they use. public enemy, a tribe called quest and NWA to name a few, just love all the sampling techniques and the rhythms

we try to incorporate as much as that as possible into our music

we do love our cheesy pops songs though, anything from madonna to Edwyn collins, thats probably where we get our songs like ‘paradise’ from really groovy verse with a catchy chorus

Best venue you’ve ever played and why?

i really love the sound at the Kasbah in coventry, really deep subs, you can feel the bass in your chest when a bands playing there

Best gig you’ve ever attended?

the libertines at Hyde park, it was just mental people climbing delay towers fights breaking out everywhere TOTAL CHAOS

A band you would most like to support and why?

probably someone like Kasabian I feel they are similar to us in that they’re using electronic beats and synths me and Luke also love the band Real Lies from London, i think their debut is a masterpiece .

A band that you would like to work with?

I’m not sure, probably new order or underworld, i feel we could learn a lot from them

Top five albums you’ve ever heard?

Jagwar Ma – Howlin

The Stone Roses – self titled

Nas – Illmatic

A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders

Oasis – Definitely Maybe

Biggest accomplishment as a band/solo artist?

walking out on stage at the o2 academy 3 in Birmingham a few weeks ago, it felt so humbling to us to have that many people in one room all wanting to hear our music

What’s next in the pipeline?

we have a new single coming out before the summer and were planning a few tours, its full steam ahead for us

New music now! Ivory Wave- ‘Paradise’



After dipping into the music that has been sent throughout the day Ivory Wave were one of the first bands that graced my speakers, and it stuck since it was first played. Taking influences from the glorious Madchester era, the band have a clear view of what they want their music to sound like and they act on it with conviction.

‘Paradise’ is a perfect example of their Madchester style as it has this hint of psychedelia to it with the floating harmonies and far out vocals, but it’s actually quite progressive. The band smartly use samples and synths to their advantage which manages to create their own little World in the song.

The band’s catalog is rather impressive after I dived into their pool of music, which is highly recommended. Expect to hear more from this Birmingham band as they continue to grow steadily!

Words by Alex Wise @al4563


NEW MUSIC NOW! Ivory Wave – ‘Club’



Ivory Club are a relatively new band hailing from Birmingham, and since their formation they have started to create a bit of buzz around them. The five-piece have a slight Stone Roses feel to them with the funky yet catchy guitar rhythm, however they seem to have a twinge of Kasabian about them, as the song has a serious stomp your feet rave vibe.

Their debut single ‘Club‘ showcases all the bands best attributes, as they clearly have a talent of writing catchy songs that will resonate with a live crowd. The isn’t laced with complex lyrics or over-thought ideas, Ivory Wave kept it relatively simple and it’s paid off. The production of the song is perfect, as it really drives the guitar creating a chaotic atmosphere around the vocals. With this single being released, it will be interesting to hear what the band will come out with next, no matter what it is it should be a catchy one.

Words By Alex Wise @al4563