‘IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE’ – OUT NOV 3rd /// UK TOUR (w/ DEXTERS) STARTS NOV 5th
iC1s are gearing up for the release of their mini album ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’. The Harrow-based band’s début record is slated for release on November 3rd 2014 via Two Sisters Records. To accompany it, the band have already announced their début single “Wack Jack” which will be released a week before the record (27th October). Autumn tour. The quintet are also set to hit the road for an extensive 12 date UK tour beginning on the 5th of November in Liverpool before rounding things off at London’s Islington’s Assembly Hall on the 28th.
“A must see for anyone who wants a real rock ‘n roll band with attitude and ability”– GARY POWELL, THE LIBERTINES
“If you go and see a new band, see iC1s, they’re brilliant and post everything”–ALAN MCGEE
“They’re a little bit Libertines, a little bit Ramones, but a 100% London”- XFM
“A proper, no messing about, rock and roll band” – NME
*** SINGLE ***
Lead single ‘Wack Jack’ is released on October 27th. The song has already become a live favourite and deals with stalking and lost love.
“This song is about the fascination after loss and the extremes that can sometimes lead to.” explains iC1s singer Daniel Coburn. “I knew that the moment we wrote the song it would connect with people of all ages as we have all been through something similar to a greater or lesser extent. We tried with the music to reflect the calmness of one side of the equation in the verses and the power and unpredictability of the other person in the chorus and I think we managed it pretty well”
*** ALBUM ***
The album ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ ,shares its name with a line in second track ‘Levitate’ A song that tackles the issue that runs as a theme throughout the album of escaping and finding pastures new.
Written and recorded in London with Grammy winner Ian Dowling on production and mixing duties the album sums up the journey the band have been on in the last year and provides a perfect springboard to move forward with and fulfil the much talked about promise and praise from the likes of Alan McGee and The Libertines.
Through its themes ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ showcases iC1s unshakable ability to conjure immediately satisfying, vibrant music. “We’ve always wanted our songs to appeal to everyone but feel like they are aimed at just you,” explains Coburn. “I write about personal experiences and that makes the songs a real tangible, living thing to me which is important.”
‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ will be available as a Standard Album on CD and digital formats, and an extended 12-track Deluxe Album, available digitally and via download code.
*** LIVE ***
The former Guardian New Band of The Day are now gaining a fearsome reputation for their exhilarating live shows sharing stages with the likes of The Charlatans, The Cribs, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Inspiral Carpets, The Family Rain and Darlia. An upcoming UK tour in November with Dexters will yet again unleash iC1s on to the live stage and it’s clearly a place they love.
November Tour Dates 2014
Wed 5th Liverpool, EVAC
Thu 6th Glasgow, King Tuts
Fri 7th Newcastle, Think Tank
Sat 8th Sheffield, Leadmill
Thu 13th Manchester, Roadhouse
Fri 14th Stoke, Sugarmill
Sat 15th Birmingham, Victoria
Thu 20th Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards
Fri 21st Southampton, Lennons
Sat 22nd Bristol, The Lanes
Thu 27th Leeds, The Cockpit
Fri 28th London, Islington Assembly Hall
Full Album Tracklist: ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’
1. Growing Up Going Down
3. Not Perfect
4. Beautiful Ugly
5. Never Together
6. Wack Jack
7. Bandwagon (demo) Deluxe only
8. Armada (demo) Deluxe only
9. Beautiful Ugly (Live with String Quartet) deluxe only
10. Levitate (Live with String Quartet) deluxe only
11. Growing Up Going Down (Live with String Quartet) deluxe only
12. Band Of Gold (Live with String Quartet) deluxe only