Tuesday, 22 November 2011
IC1s - Karma (On Your Side)
Here at TotallyVivid we loved the last IC1s single Levitate - it reminded us of all the best bits of Britpop and made us come over all nostalgic, longing for the days when you couldn't move for hearing an impassioned chorus booming out from someone's walkman.
New single Karma (On Your Side) dips further into the musical past, throbbing with a Clash-esque gutful of grit and meaty guitar hooks. The vocals are deeper, more world-weary; and like the rest of the track, feel steeped in a sense of history - the rough and ready production places Karma in the days of scratched 7"s, when you'd love a song so much you'd wear the sleeve out long before the year was done.
So many of the up and coming rock bands around these days are so desperately clutching at trends that they forget the most important part of crafting a great track - just to be yourself. Thankfully, the IC1s are authentic as they come; Karma is buoyed up with a sense of pride and contentedness not just at a job well done, but a job done their way.
For more information, visit the band's label at http://25hourconveniencestore.com/
Karma is released on the 19th December.