Icehouse (1977-present), formerly known as Flowers (1977-1981), is an Australian Rock/New Wave band from Sydney, Australia.
Icehouse provide examples of:
- Break-Up Song: "Don't Believe Anymore"
- Careful with That Axe: "Sunrise"
- I Am the Band: Iva Davies.
- Ice Palace: The location described in "Icehouse" might not be a palace (its size is never discussed, though it does have rivers), but it is definitely made of ice. Its older residents blame the devil:
- The devil lives inside the icehouseAt least that's what the old ones sayThey say:
He came here in the winter snowsNow it's colder every day
- (murmur) He came a long time ago
- According to Iva Davies, the titular icehouse refers to a halfway house for drug rehab patients opposite where he lived during the band's early days.
- Land Down Under: "Great Southern Land"
- New Wave Music
- Obsession Song: Well, "My Obsession".
- Protest Song: "The Flame" is about a deadly rebellion in a factory with abysmal living conditions, set to a slow, tear jerking ballad.