duara – herbscht

When we founded the label thirteen years ago. Duara was already a five year old chappie with a few demotapes in it’s bag. Now a good decade later, when bands have come and gone and vinyl has surpassed CD’s again, when downloads and streams rule the business, Duara is still going strong and far away from being part of the old guard. Still deconstructing and reinventing their music as the band became a fully grown adult with now eighteen years on it’s back.

Today the band presents it’s tenth release on Ikarus Records. What a feat!

As always it’s very good craftsmanship as they steer through their compact and powerful arrangements with the feel of an ease. A lighthearted, open and honest production suits the songs perfectly and makes it a growing experience as you listen to the record repeatedly..

You can order the Record here: Mailorder. Or buy it directly from the band at their releaseconcert. It’s available on vinyl only but comes with a downloadcode. We celebrate the Releaseconcert on November 25th in Frauenfeld at KAFF in Frauenfeld.

See you there!

upcoming concerts:

25.11.2017
Releaseconcert – KAFF Frauenfeld, with Granium

04.12.2017
Boschbar – Zürich

11.01.2018
Kraftfeld Winterthur, with Ester Poly

Ester Poly – Pique Dame

We are very honoured to present the newest member of the Ikarus Records family. Today we release the debut of Ester Poly. “Pique Dame” is a rollercoaster ride with lovesongs, slutwalks, whichcraft and a jazzy load of soul. But enough punch and rock and roll to make you wanna dance at times..

Order the record here and listen for yourself. It’s availabe on CD or Vinyl. (Maybe you need to wait a bit for the vinyl.. pressing plants.. you know)

Visit their release concert at Palazzo Bowling & Beat Club in Chur on October 6th. That is Today, YAY

Release tour:

06.10.2017 Palazzo Beat Club | Seilerbahnweg 7 | Chur
09.10.2017 Boschbar | Sihlquai 240 | Zürich
13.10.2017 Shadock | Presqu’île A. Malraux 25| F-Strasbourg
18.10.2017 L’Entre-Deux | Jaquet-Droz 27 | La Chaux-de-Fonds
20.10.2017 KAFF | Grabenstrasse 57 | Frauenfeld
28.10. 2017 Frauenraum Reitschule Festival Bern
14.11.2017 Kafe Marat | Thalkirchner Strasse 104 | DE-München
16.11.2017 Rhiz | U-Bahnbogen 37 | AUT-Wien
28.11.2017 Urgence Disk | Usine 4 volontaires | Genève
29.11.2017 Punto | Thunstrasse 104 | Bern
02.12.2017 648 Café | Peillonnex 72 | F-Marcellaz
12.12.2017 Dynamo (Werk 21) | Wasserwerks. 21 | Zürich

Dear John

Check out the new Video of Lord Kesseli And The Drums. Give the Lord four minutes of your time and soul and you’ll be enlightened. You can download the song here.

Naked in English Class

Today is different. But today is good. Because its the day we release the new ‘Naked in English Class’ record. “Othering”. You know ‘Ostschweiz’? Better check em out! New Record available on Vinyl and CD in our Mailorder.

Record launch concerts:

1. April 2017 – Monkey Bar, 4051 Basel
8. April 2017 – Club Cardinal, 8200 Schaffhausen

Everybody DANCE now!!

Thank YOU!

2016 was a great year for us. We’ve released 5 awesome albums, our bands have played over 60 concerts in Switzerland, France, Belgium and UK. We would like to thank you for your support! 2017 will be great again with some new releases, fresh concerts and cool merchandise stuff.

We are Ikarus Records, still working, still dreaming, still laughing!

Naked in English Class

Welcome NAKED in ENGLISH CLASS!

We’re really happy that NiEC is now a member of the Ikarus family.
Their first album ‘Counterfactuals’ is now available in our mailorder. You can order it as vinyl, CD or download it on bandcamp.
Their second album will be released in spring 2017 – we’re really looking forward to it.

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Kid Ikarus

Very sad news from the Kid Ikarus Headquarters. Everything is gonna change or maybe not… We are so thankful for all the music and the good memories.

“This Is It
As Michael Jackson put it perfectly: This is it! After 13 years we’re calling it quits, we’re pulling the plug and we’re breaking up. We will play our very last show at the 10th of October at Boschbar in Zürich.
Thank you very much for listening! Signing off from space station – over and out.”

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So we will meet you all at the Boschbar in October!!