Brooklyn-based noise/rock band Ice Balloons features Sean Kennerly (Samiam) on bass and vocals, Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio) on synthesizers and modules, and Lyla Vander (Habibi) on drums and vocals. According to the band itself, it was a ‘common misinterpretation of psychosis’ that led Ice Balloons to start making music.
The group performed live at TivoliVredenburg’s Pandora during Le Guess Who? 2021. You can now listen & relive the entire performance, curated by Matana Roberts for the festival. The show also features several new songs: 'When You Bike By', 'Killed By Pleasure' and 'Black Spandex' will all be on the band's next album.
Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 50+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of Mazaher, Alabaster dePlume, Suuns, The Microphones, Girl Band, Deerhunter, Makaya McCraven, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.
Captured on Saturday, 13 November 2021 at TivoliVredenburg's Pandora during Le Guess Who? 2021
Recorded by Marc Broer & Marc Schots
Mixed by Marc Broer
Photography by Ben Houdijk