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Ithaca announce second album They Fear Us, stream “deific” title-track

Ithaca’s striking new single They Fear Us is about “discovering and harnessing inner power, strength, revenge and retribution”.

Ithaca announce second album They Fear Us, stream “deific” title-track
Words:
Emily Carter
Photo:
Martyna ‘Gingerdope’ Wisniewska

Awesome UK hardcore group Ithaca have announced details of their highly-anticipated second album, They Fear Us.

The band's new LP – the follow-up to 2019 debut The Language Of Injury – is due out on July 29 via Hassle, with the excellent title-track out now.

"We’re proud to present They Fear Us, the debut single from our second album," they say. "We chose this as the first single because it reflects one of the big themes of the album: discovering and harnessing inner power, strength, revenge and retribution; challenging masculine power structures both in a general but also deeply personal sense. It’s a deific statement of intent – they may have hurt us before but now they fear us and you should too.

"These ideas are reflected in the lyrics but also in the musical choices. The vocal sample is a field recording Sam made while he was in India grieving his mother’s death, of a priest leading a Ganga Aarti ceremony next to the Ganges – this ceremony invites Mother Ganga in and asks for her blessing, reflecting the power of the divine feminine. The drum break is pitched up to create a similar sound to a dhol.

"We’re so happy to share music that we feel reflects who we truly are as a band, standing unapologetically as us."

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