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Welcome to the ninth annual NARC. Compilation Album, curated to celebrate our birthday but also to shine a light on some of the amazing local acts we’ve come across. Head over to our Bandcamp site to download your free copy of the album featuring 17 tracks which veer from quirky alt. folk, riotous blues, aggressive rock, disco pop and plenty more besides. You’re welcome.

It’s easy to furrow the brow when listening to music, to have to dissect and explain things in a pseudo-knowledgeable way. With The Drummer Song there’s no need for that, like a breath of fresh air this is a thoroughly enjoyable track from the band’s forthcoming – as yet untitled – album that doesn’t need to be analysed any deeper than to say it is uplifting and joyful. Lindsay Hannon’s powerful and assured voice is one third of an enchanting trio, Liz Corney and Lady Caroline Mary’s perfect close harmonies and jaunty piano backing create an apple-blossom lightness from the first moment to last. The Iceni may have been an East Anglian tribe defeated by Ceasar, but ICENI are a kick-ass group of girls who are set to take the world by storm.

Find out more about ICENI at their official website and listen to The Drummer Song below.

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