Ikara Colt Biography

Ikara Colt were an English four-piece indie rock band, formed by art students at London Guildhall University. They had a five-year career, beginning in 1999 and ending on 17 January 2005. The band had stated in interviews their intention to disband before they "turn into some old, tired and jaded outfit"; this was the reasoning behind the decision to break up after just two albums and one EP. In the UK, the band were signed to the London based independent record label, Fantastic Plastic Records, while Epitaph distributed their records in the US.

The band were not typically associated with any particular music scene, playing on tour with a variety of diverse bands, though influences included bands such as Sonic Youth and The Fall.

In 2003, they undertook a six-week tour of the US, with Sweden's Sahara Hotnights and the US's The Washdown.

Original bass player Jon Ball left the band in 2003, to be replaced by Tracy Bellaries (formerly of Soulbossa), although Ball was still involved for most of the songwriting process and some of the recording of Modern Apprentice, the band's second and final album. Bellaries afterwards joined the group Mystery Meat, and later Part Chimp.

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Ikara Colt News

IKARA COLT CALL IT A DAY

The band decide to call it a day…

  • Jan 17, 2005

COLT COMEBACK

The shows give fans the first opportunity to see new bassist Tracy Bellaries in action...

  • Nov 11, 2003

BACK TO BASICS!

The rising British rockers follow up their Carling Weekend headline slot with soem fresh material...

  • Aug 6, 2002

'ON'WARDS AND UPWARDS!

This time we go to Glasgow...

  • May 23, 2002

CAUGHT COLT!

The up-and-coming rockers fall foul of the chart compilers' rules concerning free gifts...

  • Mar 8, 2002

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Modern Feeling

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Wake In The City

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Wanna Be That Way

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AS WE WALK

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As We Walk

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Ikara Colt Reviews

Ikara Colt : London ICA

Ikara Colt : London ICA

Ikara Colt have their hands on the throat of the future. And they're throttling it.

  • Dec 19, 2002

Ikara Colt/Terra Diablo/Kain NME Bring It On night : Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Another great night - and a noisy one...

  • Jun 25, 2002

Ikara Colt : Chat And Business

Business is unusual, and business is good...

  • Feb 26, 2002

Ikara Colt : Rudd

Have an original idea and roll with it. Nobody will laugh...

  • Feb 22, 2002

Ikara Colt : London Metro Club

What more could you possibly want?...

  • Feb 19, 2002

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