The brilliant IC1s are releasing a Christmas charity single "KARMA (It's On Your Side)" in aid of the homeless charity Shelter on Monday December 19th on "25th Hour Convenience Store", the independent label belonging to the Libertine's, Gary Powell.
The track will be available for download and the ALL of the proceeds will go directly to support the vital work that Shelter do every day to help people faced with homelessness. It's a genuine quality Indie Rock outing that is well worth a few of your hard earned pence to go towards a brilliant cause this Christmas. You'll be singing the chorus well into next year I guarantee it..
As the band's Jesse James, explains "People are faced with losing their home every single day in any given town or city; if you open your eyes it's right in front of you. Christmas is the perfect time to show some goodwill and help out. Shelter does sterling work and we are proud to be supporting them"
This will be the second release from the band who's debut release LEVITATE (click here to listen) reached number 24 in the iTunes Alternative Singles chart in a week when the chart was dominated predominantly by former high charting hits from acts such as Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and others..
The single is available to pre-order HERE and there's a compettition via the band's Facebook page (HERE) to win tickets to see KASABIAN with support from MILES KANE.
The band are a firm favourite of Oasis discoverer and Creation Records founder Alan McGee who has been a strong supporter of the band from the start. Since then - just a mere 14 months - the band have shared stages with The Cribs, The Charlatans, Tinie Tempah, Proud Mary, Badly Drawn Boy, Calvin Harris, Bloc Party, Tim Burgess and many more.
McGee says “They remind me of The Who during the Tommy period meeting punk rock. I have known Daniel the singer for 6 years and its great seeing him become great musically over the years. Its a tune!”
A highlight for the band this year was when they were invited to perform at Tim Burgess' personally curated 'Friends Of Mine' festival in Manchester, expanding the fan base to include Mani from the Stone Roses, who after seeing them exclaimed that he “fucking loved it” and since rumours have been circulating over the web that IC1s will be one of the bands to support the Stones Roses in 2012.
Other people championing IC1s include;-
XFM's Pete Donaldson - "They're a little bit Libertines, a little bit Ramones - but they're certainly 100% hundred percent London. WHACK JACK (click here to listen) must surely serve as a stomping, unifying crowd pleaser live. The punk rock chorus comes out of precisely nowhere and is the sort of thing the word 'tasty' was invented for"
Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion - "Love the band and name…Indie pop rock with attitude, particularly infectious!"
and Mark Beaumont (NME, The Times, The Guardian) - "A proper, no messing about rock band!"