An epic occurrence: Icarus are playing some shows in Australia and to celebrate, Martin Hampton has edited some of the superb film he made for the live set to a new track called "Uke ‘Em" which you can see above.

On March 25th, we’ll also be releasing a live album entitled "All Is For The Best In The Best Of All Possible Worlds", recorded during the Sylt Remixes shows last summer to co-incide with the tour. The album features almost entirely new material ("Uke ‘Em" is one of the tracks featured), worked up over the course of the tour and will be available as a limited edition numbered CD and mp3 download. Watch this space …

Icarus – Antipodean Tour 2010

March 25th: Canberra (The Street Theatre) with Shoeb Ahmad, Reuben Ingall and Luke Penders

March 26th: Sydney (Bon Marche Studio, UTS) with Jon Hunter, Shoeb Ahmad, Jordan Bryon

March 28th: Melbourne (The Toff in Town) with Infinite Decimals, Ross Bencina, Casey Rice (DJ set)

(And an extra Melbourne show on March 31st brought to you by Audio Actions).

Isambard Khroustaliov will be re-interpreting his soundtrack to Martin Hampton‘s epic film ‘Traum’ live, on Saturday 27th February as part of the Interface III event at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival in Plymouth.

The film, which depicts the demise of the landscape surrounding the Lea Valley shortly before its compulsory acquisition for the London Olympics, is a chilling portrait of how easily despondency and despair can set in when communities are faced with such large scale turmoil and uncertainly.

Martin Hampton has been working on a new film which is currently screening as an accompaniment to Icarus’ live sets during the Sylt Remixes tour this summer. Partly taking its cue from the music, the film explores the often surreal workings of the micro and macroscopic forces that surround us, etching out a Sisyphean tale encoded in the various signs and symbols which illuminate the journey.