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London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock




"Emerging Icons"

If there's one thing you can guarantee from being in the company of our Webstival Headliners IC1s, it's that they're always going to keep you very entertained. Being their usual roguish selves, they were a brilliant addition to our experience of the Olympic Park this summer. Despite having to turn a blind eye to the misplaced smoking, the pissing-in-the-rivergate scandal, and the fact you had to pray no expletives would escape their mouths on stage; they were some of the best company you could ever wish for. - Kat Jackman


Reminiscent of a young puppy on heat the latest track from London outfit the IC1S is excitable and messy yet it is all the better for it. It is a heavyweight anthem that will leave you begging for more. From start to finish the track grows in stature and you would certainly expect the stature of the band to explode after this fresh new track. This song is unlike anything that is currently sitting in the charts. It is wild yet loveable and from the moment the guitars rattle out a sense of anarchy feels your body. This track has the ability to convert a ministry of monks into an army of drunken hooligan’s hell bent on breaking any possibly imaginable.This song is top shelf material and so are the band in general. They feel X rated yet they are far from it they are simply playing music as it should be played. Everywhere they play they create a buzz and are making many young rock n roll dreamers fall in love with guitar music again. - Tommy Jones

"Louder Than War"

Harrow based band the IC1s have been building a reputation as one of the best new bands around. So when they ventured way up North Nidge Sanders went along (with his camera) to get in everybody’s way and to see what all the fuss is about. I’m seen as one of them pesky music photographers by most live music goers, all in the way trying to get the shot types. But in reality I’m just a real music fan who loves the excitement of small venue gigs, and trying to do my bit in a way a can to help support the bands in their push to recover rock n roll. I love nothing more than finding a gem, a new band to which I can add to my growing catalogue of finds and must see again lists. And every now and then you stumble across a whopping great big diamond and IC1s are a just that band. So the night started at Dry Live, one of them subterranean, small venues in the heart of the Northern Quarter of Manchester, you know the sort all black walls and iron pillars with the all important bar tucked away at the back. Unusually for Dry Live on a Saturday night it wasn’t so busy and it started well down on the 250 or so that turn out for a stomp. But those that did show up will await the return of these lads again. The IC1’s are a 5 piece hailing from Harrow which I later found out is sort of near Wembley London. Thanks to the lead singer, Daniel Coburn who I had the chance to meet and chat to following the show, another reason why I love the small venues. They’ve been on the scene for sometime and it showed when it came to laying down the set. Each band members just had that air about them, not the Manchester swagger we see so often in these parts, but the seasoned – here we are, and have it this way now! Not many bands can jump on an out of town stage, with a small crowd and set the place buzzing but these lads did, but that’s the class of them. The interplay and banter with the crowed eased us all into the swing of things and the place soon realised a top performance was in the making. I’m pants at put music into a genre, as a photographer I hear with my eyes but the feeling of the tunes and lyrics were overpowering on the night and had a hint and energy of the Libertines and I had to force myself to tune out and capture the moment to film, well memory card. You should hunt this band down, they are busy doing the rounds at the moment and have a new single Growing Up Going Down due for release on the 3rd June. Not many bands move me to submit a review but the IC1s did just that, in fact this is my first - Nidge - Louder Than War

"Huffington Post"

If you go see a new band go and see the IC1s, they're brilliant and are post-everything. They know the time and year unlike most other new bands - Alan Mcgee (Creation Records)


"A proper, no messing about, rock n roll band" - Mark Beaumont (NME)


Still working on that hot first release.



IC1s debut single Levitate saw success as the 2nd most downloaded new entry in the ITunes Alternative Singles Chart in its week of entry, resulting in a chart position of #195 in iTunes Top 200. Follow up single Karma featured on Soccer AM and in Q Magazines as 'Track of The Day'. The track peaked at #40 in the alternative charts during in Christmas week with the band donating all profit to UK homelessness charity Shelter.

In 2011 band work alongside Gary Powell (The Libertines) and his 25 Hour Convenience Store record label. Oasis discoverer, Creation Records Founder and all-round musical hero-maker Alan Mcgee, The Libertines Gary Powell, The Stone Roses Mani, Steve Lamacq and many more can all be credited as fans. The band have since shared venues and festival stages with indie giants such as The View, The Charlatans, The Cribs, The Rifles and mainstream acts such as Tinie Tempah.

April 2012 saw the band release 'Not Perfect' as part of a compilation entitled Emerging Icons curated by Kaiser Chiefs. In February 2012 the band headlined the final date of HMVs Next Big Thing Festival and were invited to play The Olympic & Paralympic Games on the Emerging Icons Festival Stage in the Olympic Park.

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