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Ikara Colt are a 4 piece band who met at art college in London. They recorded their first demo in 2001 and were spotted by FP at an early gig in The Dublin Castle, Camden.
In June 2001 Ikara Colt's debut single "Sink Venice" was released and made "Single Of The Week" in Kerrang! John Peel booked the band for their first of many "Peel Sessions" & NME pronounced them “fast, angry, clever, smart, frantic, totally linear and slick, mod-headed gunslingers who scream sex and hard drugs” The band play at Glastonbury.
In Oct 2001 a second single "One Note" is released - another "Single Of The Week" in Kerrang! “In terms of alcoholic beverages, ikara colt would have to be a guinness, as this is nothing less than pure genius”
The bands debut album "chat and business” was released in March 2002. At the same time the band headline 17 dates with fellow chaos-merchants Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. In the summer the band headlined the Carling Stage at Reading Festival but they got banned from Leeds for inviting the whole audience to invade the stage at Reading (and most of them did!)
In the autumn of 2002 Ikara Colt played their first US gig at the Warsaw Club in New York as part of the CMJ Showcase and their album was released in the US by Epitaph.
In Feb 2003 Ikara Colt played an NME Awards Show at The Astoria, London and toured the UK with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They also played 36 cities in USA before starting the recording of their second album with producer Alex Newport. Modern Apprentice was released in 2004,featuring the singles Wanna Be That Way, Wake In The City and Modern Feeling.
In an early interveiw Ikara Colt were quoted as saying they would splitting after 5 years, and sticking to this plan they announced their departure after 2 albums in 2005!
Paul Resende (vocals), Claire Ingram (guitar, vocals), Dominic Young (drums), Jon Ball (bass - 2003), Tracy Bellaries (bass 2003-2005)
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