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Puerile – Emperor of Ice Cream

Having released their debut album last year after a 25 year hiatus, Irish band Emperor of Ice Cream are following it up with ‘The EP Collection 93-94’, a compilation of the band’s early EPs. ‘Puerile’ is the second single to be taken from the album (following on from the previously released ‘Overflow’). It was recorded at Protocol Studios London with Swedish producer Adam Kviman at the controls and is a three-minute indie guitar track that once again displays the Emperors trademark compulsive rhythms, creative chord choices and frontman John Haggis’ gift for melody.

We asked vocalist John for his thoughts on the new release. “‘The song is about those fleeting moments that we wish could last forever. Such as chancing upon a great love, or friendship. When we are young we think everything will last forever; hence the title Puerile. It can be heartbreaking, yet there is beauty in the innocence.’

‘Puerile’ will be available on all platforms from Mar 26th. The EP collection 93-94 can be pre-ordered now via Bandcamp and is available as a digital download and a limited-edition cd.

Since Emperor of Ice Cream announced their return from a twenty-five-year hiatus in May 2020 and with the release of their long-awaited debut album ‘No Sound Ever Dies’ last August, they have embarked on a chapter that very few, if any, expected would be written. The acclaimed debut long player entered the official Irish album charts upon release while also taking the No.1 spot in the indie album charts. Due to the wide acclaim for the album and the associated singles the band have not only appeased their long-established cult following but have garnered a new legion of supporters around the globe, which in turn has created a renewed demand for the bands back catalogue.

You can follow the band on Instagram, Twitter or their Bandcamp page to grab some merch.

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