LOU-ICE: A TESTIMONIAL
I first met Lou-Ice in Brighton a few years back and it was pretty obvious that here was a complete original, bright, bold and raw, onstage or off it.
I set up AVzounds, my music production company, in 2023 to work with poets and spoken word performers and I very much wanted to work with Lou-Ice but wasn’t sure if she would do it. Luckily for us, she did and we collaborated on Pink Punk Poetry, AVzounds’ 2nd album, of which I am very proud.
I wanted to emphasise Lou’s tough but vulnerable stage persona, her attitude, and the clarity and honesty of her work, so kept the music as minimal as possible so her voice would ring out loud and clear.
Lou-Ice’s poetry does not dabble in abstraction, symbolism, or surrealism, it is real. Her emotions, her physicality and sexuality, her impatience with trivia and fussy bourgeois habits, all of these are subjects that make her poetry with attitude so interesting. We recommend that you listen to her.
Dr. C. Ritchie,