Omaha, Nebraska’s trio Icky Blossoms won’t be escaping your memory anytime soon, from their brain-sticking moniker to the 90′s electronic fetish synth-pop they craft with gorgeous ease. Think of girls wearing your favorite leather jacket from back in the day, studded out, patched up, with red lipstick on (and probably smeared), stomping around to heavy dance beats in your combat boots — you’re now part of the crowd at a standard Icky Blossom show. Guitarist and vocalist Derek Pressnall, vocalist Sarah Bohling and lead guitarist Nik Fackler let us in on some of what makes them tick — including their love for the score of Final Fantasy, a run-in with a missing phalange, and suggesting why watching the sunrise with them might not be such a bad idea. Keep an eye out for the release of their self titled album produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, set for release on July 17th on Saddle Creek.

Allow me to introduce myself, I’m…
Icky Blossoms

You can find me ____, usually posted up in
Omaha, usually posted up in headphones, basements or clubs

You might’ve heard of me because…
The songs “Babes” and “Chicas”

But why you really should know me is…
Because I’m made for you.

If it wasn’t for _______ I wouldn’t be where I am today
Raves and grunge in the 90′s

The first piece of music I heard that I remember waking up my ears was…
Stravinsky’s “Firebird”

The last piece of music I heard that woke up my ears was…
The K-Holes.

I hate to admit it, but I almost gave music up when…
My finger almost came off in the back of Shirley’s Diner’s kitchen.

But it all came together when…
The stitches stopped the blood.

Watch the video for Icky Blossoms’ “Babes” below, hear their latest release “Perfect Vision” below that, & hit the Jump to continue reading our To Whom It May Concern Q&A…

“If it wasn’t for raves & grunge in the 90′s I wouldn’t be where I am today…”

If I was taking a train from Paris to Madrid, the one person I’d want to share the cabin with would be…
Terence McKenna. His voice is incredible and his myths are like fairy tales.

If you want to put a smile on my face, you probably want to…
Tickle my feet.

If you want to wipe that smile away, then you should…
Feed me poison.

The last time I saw the sun come up I was…
Having sex on my roof

The person I admire most is…
My inner child.

The last time I lied was because…
I don’t lie.

If you hit shuffle on my iPod you might be shocked to find…
“Final Fantasy” score.

If you hit shuffle on my iPod I’d be embarrassed if it landed on…
Nothing.

When I get my next really big check, I’m gonna…
Get out of the debt I’ve racked up.

But it’ll never replace…
That last great adventure I was on.

My one magic power is…
A secret

I’d like to give a quick shout-out to…
All our friends and fellow bands in Omaha, NE.

And lastly, If I was Lost In a Supermarket, you’d find me in the…
International section buying some sort of hot sauce.

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