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Reviewed by Lisa Tagaloa

Iceberg: CCU7 EP

Reviewed by Lisa Tagaloa

Iceberg: CCU7 EP

Getting the band back together after 32 years is no small feat and Iceberg tackled this milestone the only way they know how – with masses of frenetic fervour. With hints of prog rock, The Doors and The Police and various others, ‘CCU7’ contains six of the Auckland act’s classics reworked for today. The drive of Chris Otter‘s drumming with the meshing melodies of Ken Green‘s keyboards hooked me in, and the dark/light contrasts of Gone But Not Forgotten and Holy Matrimony were definite highlights, but it was the unexpected musical twists and turns of Fool For Love that made it my favourite track. I found Grant Hanna‘s bass and Richard Raven’s guitar mix a little jarring at times and Paul Coppins’ vocals didn’t quite capture me, but the conviction in his delivery does the songs justice. With peers like Hello Sailor, Citizen Band and Mi-Sex having engendered a belief in their own abilities back in their heyday, it’s not hard to see why these forever rockers continue to share their passion with the world. Classic Kiwi rock energised by mature musicians out to keep pushing their boundaries.