Song Premiere: Ivadell, “Flickering”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 11.17.14 in News

In June, South Carolina’s Ivadell were featured on the compilation Casa De Diversion: Covers Volume 3, performing a churning, faithful version of Deftone’s hauntingly beautiful “Minerva.” One listen to “Flickering” from their forthcoming Flow EP, and it’s easy to see why they picked that song. Like Deftones, Ivadell blend shimmering sheets of guitar with aching, soaring vocals. Though the band’s members have roots in hardcore, their work in Ivadell tends toward the melodic. The guitars on “Flickering” have a jet-engine roar, but Josh Gilley’s voice is sweet and pleading. At times, they recall California cult act Fold Zandura, where voice and guitar seem to be running in parallel but distinct tracks, occasionally criss-crossing to create odd, beautiful harmonic tension. “Flickering” is a diary entry stashed in a bottle, tossed about by a stormy sea.

Flow will be released tomorrow on Broken Circles.