Rock and roll band IC1s have been championed by Libertines drummer Gary Powell and Creation founder Alan McGee – who compared them to Tommy-period The Who meets punk rock.

The five-piece have recorded their debut album Lowering The Tone, which is set for release in 2014, with producer Barny Barnicott.

Last year saw them support The View, The Charlatans, Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah, while in 2012 they played on the Olympic Park stage as part of the Emerging Icons programme.

Fresh from playing the Peli Platters night at Brighton’s Green Door Store before Christmas, vocalist Dan Coburn introduces the band.

“Originally we are all from the same town, Harrow, in north-west London. There is a posh school there but it is very different down the hill. I currently live in Brighton, in Regency Square. We were inspired to film our last video there, for the track Beautiful Ugly.

"Our influences are all the usual subjects, I suppose. From The Beatles to Nirvana, Oasis to The Strokes and Otis Redding to Prince. There’s so much music out there, you just pick what you’re into and away you go.

"We’ve played to a lot of people before but there have been gigs that have been far more important. I suppose the gig that combined both was when we played at Heaven [in London] supporting The Family Rain. Heaven was heaving that night.

"In the future we plan to tour. That’s how you do it, I reckon. Go everywhere. We had our first taste of touring last month. We didn't wanna come back home, so I’m ready for more. We are looking forward to more Brighton dates. We’ve got an exciting support tour coming up in February – details to be announced.”

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IC1s released a vinyl only single Growing Up, Going Down on Shoreditch-based Two Sisters Records last June. The follow-up Beautiful Ugly was released in October and is available to download from iTunes.