Ikea Satan - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Ikea Satan

Ikea Satan

Published October 4, 2011

Ikea Satan are three guys who have decided on an ironic band name that that conveys a somewhat powerful image (“Satan”) with something flimsy and second rate (“Ikea”). You know, wouldn’t it be funny if their music actually contained the same elements as their band name?
Wow, I didn’t think they would actually do it! ‘White Cat Blues’ contains three tracks of that acme garage psych rock that you heard everyone doing a decade ago (The Raconteurs, Jet, et al). Yes there are basic tunes here, but the more times I listened to it, the more it seemed to fade away into insignificance, like staring at shop brand toilet paper. Beyond its gossamer sheen of cool, it has NOTHING to raise it above the ordinary and hold your interest beyond a few listens. ‘Leaning On The Leader’ would be great as incidental music for a Stöð 2 sports commercial though.

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