Naked in English Class

„Naked in English Class“ is out now!

11 neue Stücke veröffentlichen NiEC auf ihrem fünften Album „Naked in English Class“. Die Songs entstanden in der Zeit von Juni 2018 bis September 2019. Nach dem tragischen Tod von Olifr M. Guz am 20 Januar hat Taranja Wu die Songs weiter produziert und fertig gestellt. So darf man sich ein Jahr später von den beiden nochmals von neuem beschallen lassen – In Gedenken an Olifr M. Guz (1967 – 2020)

Hier bestellen Mailorder. Hier hören: Bandcamp. (Or stream it on all the other shitty platforms)


NiEC – Do The Bee

Out Today!!

The 2nd single ‚do the bee‘ or ‚buzzbuzzbuzz‘ from the upcoming Naked in English Class album. The Album will be out on January 20th as CD/LP/DL&digital. Check our Mailorder for Preorders: Mailorder. Dedicated to Olifr M. Guz (1967-2020).

Peace and Love!!




NiEC – Ramble and Roam

News from Naked in English Class!!

Today The new Single Ramble and Roam is officially Released. The Album will follow in January 2021.. so stay tuned for more music of Olifr M. Guz and Taranja Wu!! In the meantime look at this wonderful clip. Seems like so much work! Lovin‘ it!

You can stream and download this single on all the platforms. Of course also on our Bandcamp-Site

Preorder the Album here: Mailorder NiEC – s/t

Assignments #1

Mitten in der Zeit des Lockdowns, als Phil realisiert, dass das, was er normalerweise tut – nämlich mit einer Gruppe von Leuten gemeinsam in einem Raum zu arbeiten – nicht stattfindet, hört er ein Interview mit Lou Reed. Der spricht über das Schreiben des Songs „Vicious“ und dass der Song ein Auftrag von Andy Warhol war. Andy gab Lou den Titel und die erste Zeile und der Rest – nach Lou – war simpel, weil es einfach nur noch darum ging, einen Auftrag zu erfüllen. Den schwierigen ersten Schritt hatte jemand anderer getan.

Phil schrieb einigen Künstlerfreund*innen rund um den Globus und bat sie um einen Auftrag – einen Titel und eine erste Zeile für einen Song. Vielleicht gab es ja einen Song, den sie gerne hören wollten, und den noch nie jemand geschrieben hatte?

ASSIGNMENTS #1 besteht aus sieben Songs, von Phil geschrieben, nach den Titeln und jeweils der ersten Zeile vorgeschlagen von:

Jacob Wren – ein in Montreal lebender Schriftsteller und Performance-Maker

Paloma Ayala – eine in der Schweiz lebende, mexikanische Künstlerin, deren Fokus auf sozial-orientierter künstlerischer Praxis liegt
Charbel Haber – ein Komponist, Performer und Songwriter aus Beirut, Libanon

Erin Hawkins – eine in Ontario, Kanada lebende Schriftstellerin und Lehrerin

Renée van Trier – eine Musikerin, Performerin und Malerin aus Tilburg, Niederlande



Hey everyone!

Check out these three clips for the upcoming ASSIGNMENTS Release. ASSIGNMENTS #1 Will be out on November 6th. Available for a limited run on Cassettes and as a digital download/stream:


GOD Y – la falda one

Hey Gang!

Hard times…
Anyway! Our booking and promo Guy has officially started his new Project called GOD Y. This time he does it all by himself. Playing, recording, designin, filming, directing… you name it. And today the first Single is released!

He made a very cool homemade clip with lots of insights to his gardening and kitten-sitting leasuretime. I love it! Well he’s an artist.. what else would you expect but pure art!

Check it out here and download it from our bandcamp site!



Brother A – Dreams From The Past

Today is release day!
Debut album „Dreams From The Past“ of Brother A ( available as vinyl and on all digital platforms ).
Listen here:

Order Vinyl right here.

Release show is on Saturday 21st of March at Marsbar in Zurich.
Wonderful artwork and photo by Ronny Hunger.
Brother A is the new solo project of Alban Ringli ( singer of The Circle Brothers ). Live he‘s playing with band ( Michael Cerezo/drums/ Davv / John Sars – Luca Pollioni/ guitar/ Borderline Symphony – Holger Walther /bass).
Enjoy the sweet and dark Folkrock Music, share and spread it – thanks!


Brother A – Dead Light

A new Single is released today. And a new Member is announced today: Brother A. This is the new project of Circle Brothers singer Alban Ringli, hence Brother A. He wrote, recorded and produced a whole album called „Dreams from the Past“ mostly by himself and we are delighted to help him with the release in March 2020.

Meanwhile we tease you with the first single called „Dead Light“:

They play their forst gig tomorrow with Inez at Ziegel oh Lac, Rote Fabrik. It’s a Rockwoche-thing. Better be there!


Floorbrothers – Alaskan Wild (Winter Version)

Yes! Again a new release. This time by the ultimate Floorbrothers. And by the way: I’d like to congratulate  them for the „cover of the year award“ as far as Ikarus Records releases are concerned!
Out today: new single Alaskan Wild (Winter Version) streaming on all platforms and as a free download on Ikarus Records Bandcamp page. Recorded and mixed at River Sound Studio in 2019 by Reed Mantra and Daen Liqueur; Mastered by  Dani Hobi.

And people of Basel: Floorbrothers will play this Friday together with their label mates Phil Hayes & The Trees at HUMBUG !


Phil Hayes & The Trees – Complicated EP

Hey Folks

Today is Releaseday. Phil Hayes & The Trees are releasing their first Longplayer on Ikarus Records. It’s an E.P but for us this still counts. Because it’s more than the sum of it’s parts. It’s been a long time in the making and ready to let loose..

The EP includes the „radio hit“ ANYTHING EVERYTHING as well as new songs COMPLICATED, DON’T BRING US DOWN, TALKING CAR and HERE AND THERE. The Songs were Recorded in Biel with Sirup Gagavil from Puts Marie and in DALA Studios, Winterthur with David Langhard (Howlong Wolf).

Be prepared! Buy it in our Mailorder! And come to one of these concerts to see it live:

14. Dezember 2019 – Helsinki, Zürich
15. Dezember 2019 – Rössli, 3001 Bern
17. Dezember 2019 – Albani, 8400 Winterthur
20. Dezember 2019 – Humbug, Basel
28. Dezember 2019 – Le Singe, Biel

Thanks and see you There!