INTRODUCING >> Centre Stage 2013 finalist: Icarus.

This Leeds four-piece and us have something in common – our love of The 1975.

ICARUS. supported them when they played at the Cockpit back in January, and if truth be told, there’s a strong hint of the rocketing rock stars in this lot. I’d say inspiration rather than imitation, for sure.

I’ve seen them a few times since, and they’ve got better each time. Big sound, big tunes – pick out the colourful bits of The 1975, Theme Park and Maccabees, and that should do the trick.

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Tomorrow night, they step up on that stage at the O2 Academy Leeds to battle it out for the opening slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds and Reading Festivals in the CENTRE STAGE 2013 finals.

The band have been hard at work since the heats back in April, putting on fundraising shows (their Cockpit gig with Marsicans, Concetines and Black Ally raised over £600) and producing a great tune – For You, which you can watch by clicking the ‘play’ button in the bottom corner of the interactive picture above.

>> ICARUS. are in the Centre Stage 2013 finals, along with ten other acts, at the O2 Academy Leeds tomorrow. Tickets (£6.50/£4.50 NUS) are available HERE.

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