- Crazy Year Ice Hokku 3:32
Ice Hokku is an Israeli indie pop duo that grew up on Western music and are now drawing inspiration from the authenticity of the Middle East. The band’s name is a pun, a playful mix of Japanese poetry Hokku and ice hockey.
Ice Hokku are live-looping artists with an electronic-acoustic sound – the mix of guitars, synthesizers, drum machines, and voice layers. The music of the duo is mostly pop songs in English and Hebrew with powerful, creative vocals and sprinkles of Middle East vibe.
The founders and musicians of the Ice Hokku project:
Julia Garnits – vocal, spontaneity, emotional content, visual art for performances.
Anton Dmitriev – reason, calculation, production, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist.
Ice Hokku was created in 2016, and it has been based in Israel since 2017. The duo has released their debut live album Fikus 2, EP Basics, five singles, four clips, and four live sessions. Ice Hokku already played about 150 shows at the festivals and concert venues of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva, and other cities in Israel. During the last two years Ice Hokku had 3 sold out shows at “Ozen” – a legendary indie music venue in Tel Aviv. In 2022 Ice Hokku took part in the international Israel Music Showcase Festival.