Alan McGee getting excited about a new band in 2011 is the equivalent of Stephen Hawking confessing an addiction to watching Big Brother. The former Creation Records mogul is a man who seems to express a high level of disdain for modern music, yet his opinion will always matter as he’ll forever be the man who signed Oasis.
Which is why eyebrows are raised when he takes a liking to a modern band, and the lucky recipients of that accolade today are the IC1′s, whom he personally handpicked to headline a new music showcase – not once but twice. The band have also attracted attention from The Libertines‘ Gary Powell, a sticksman turned record executive extrordinaire, who has given them a record deal on his 25 Hour Convenience Store label. Surely a man who has every note of ‘Up The Bracket‘ engraved on his brain must know what he’s talking about?
London band IC1s are on a mission to get people out from behind their sofas and turning their radios back on’, and with the imminent release of new single ‘Levitate’ that just might happen.
Frontman Daniel Coburn talks to the Live4ever Ezine about why things are happening so quickly for the band, the origin of Ic1s, and trying to decide whether it’s alright to wear sunglasses on stage.
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