I was invited to launching of Iktus debut EP at the Flare MetroWalk. I heard about them but meeting them in person and hear them preform is a pleasure for me. Even with my age and a mother, I still listen to alternative music from time to time. Yes! I love music most especially that would boost my mood for the day.
Meaning of Iktus
Greek word “Ichthys” – meaning “fish” and alluding to Jesus Christ – that represents their identity as a Christian band.
- Guitarist Augusto Mendoza
- Bassist Andrei Panaligan
- Vocals CJ Panaligan
- Drummer Andrew Panaligan
When Iktus was formed?
Iktus initially formed in 2005, while twin brothers Andrei and Andrew were still in high school. Their sister CJ joined them as the band’s primary vocalist in 2006 and, the following year, Augusto was added to the lineup.
They played several gigs in school and honed their skills by competing in battle of the bands competitions. After taking some time off to focus on their studies, they underwent a lineup change in 2007 with the departure of their pianist, and shifted from a jazz-influenced sound to a pop rock style.
Iktus debut EP is now out in digital downloads via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/IktusAlbum), mobile streaming for as low as P2.50 a day via spinnr.ph (http://smarturl.it/Iktus-Album), and in CDs at Astroplus and Odyssey outlets.
The album is presented by Sun Broadband.
Special thanks to Lionheartv and Pinoy Magazine.
For bookings and inquiries, contact Sammy Samaniego of MCA Music Artist Management at +632 9162504 local 107, +639178565174 and +639209682991.
For more new and updates on Iktus, log on to the following sites: www.facebook.com/mcamusic or www.twitter.com/mca_music.
Catch Iktus at the following dates: May 2 (Friday) at Odyssey Greenbelt 1, May 10 (Saturday) at Odyssey Festival Mall and May 18 (Sunday) at Odyssey SM Megamall.