Track Of The Day – IO ECHO – Ministry of Love


Last time we featured IO ECHO we came out with the slightly bizarre assertion that they’d managed to arouse such feelings of  intense joy that we had an urge to “go out and quite literally fuck rainbows.”  Sadly our plea of momentary insanity due to music induced euphoria didn’t play well with the local constabulary and as a result we are currently required to avoid being within the vicinity of rainbows at any given time.

However, IO ECHO’s latest track ‘Ministry of Love’ is inducing similar feelings of loved-up exaltation and is another gorgeous slice of towering dream pop, a veritable ear-gasm with the kind of celestial vocals that reach into your soul and lift you above the mundane and the humdrum.  It’s the Cocteau Twins colliding with Curve in some sort of transcendental parallel universe, this is our kind of band, this is our kind of music and the world is a much better place for this band existing.

It’s the lead track from their new EP, which is out this week via Luv Luv Luv Records.  They also play a few UK dates next week, which is a bit of a f**king bastard to be honest, as we are off to Italy .  Bloody typical ;(

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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