Ictus: The Glorification of Sound
"Let's dance about like rocking idiots. Catchy as fucking fuck." - Subba Cultcha
"... now expanded to a 4-piece, these Leicester pop-punkers are true contenders." - Big Cheese
"It's superhero music...I can imagine it in a marvel film! I'm sure you will do well." - Tom Meighan (Kasabian)
Having spent the last 2 years touring the whole of the UK and Europe with the likes of The Specials, Kids In Glasshouse’s, Fightstar, Enter Shikari and Wheatus, ICTUS have built a large and loyal fan base that’s devoted to the their catchy and melodic punk rock music and fun-loving ethos. Serious about becoming national favourites and realising their massive potential, Ictus release their second album ‘The Grand Glorification Of Sound’ on OneTwo Productions on Monday Oct 3 2010.
Following on from the early success that saw them signed by Neville Staples (legendary bass player for The Specials) to the Sony BMG subsidiary label Rude Boy Music, the band released their debut album ‘Punk Rock For Girls’ in 2006 to critical acclaim and awesome live reviews. Fast forward to 2008 and after extensive touring with some huge bands the label had unfortunately folded, leaving the band unsigned but determined still to succeed. After much writing and discussion the band decided in 2009 to expand from a 3-piece to a 4–piece, expanding and developing their signature sound and releasing the 5 track EP ‘Handmade & Homegrown’ that was celebrated by the likes of Big Cheese Magazine and Subba Cultcha.
‘The Grand Glorification Of Sound’ is a perfect illustration of Ictus’s ability to wire their ambitious guitar sound with powerful vocal melodies and memorable lyrical rhetoric. They have mastered the art of writing songs that encompass epic choruses, weaving guitar parts and tight drum patterns, ens uring every song on their debut is just as infectious as the next. Their melodic rock, pop-punk sound is sure to appeal to fans of bands such as You Me At Six, Kids In Glass Houses and Blink 182.
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September 13, 2010 8:23pm by Pressparty