PASIG CITY, Philippines – Sun Broadband Quest 2013 Winner – the four-man pop rock band named ‘Iktus’ recently launched its self-titled EP under MCA Music Incorporated at Flare Bar, Metrowalk on March 27.
Iktus’s eight-track album features ‘IMY’ as its carrier single. Songs also included are: ‘Hiling’, ‘Mahal Kita (ILY)’, ‘Eto’, ‘Wag Na’, ‘Paalam’, and ‘Alaala’, plus an acoustic version of ‘IMY’.
The nine-year-old group which started back in 2005 with twin brothers – Andrei (bassist) and Andrew (drummer) Panaligan, who were still in high school back then as the first members. Later on, their sister CJ joined as their primary vocalist in 2006; then followed by Augusto Mendoza as the band’s guitarist in 2007.
It was in 2013, however, that Iktus reached its zenith when the group was selected as one of the Top 10 finalists of Sun Broadband Quest Battle of the Bands and beat other talented college bands; earned a recording contract with MCA Music.
Though their name is based on a Greek word ‘Ichthys’, which means ‘fish’, a symbol that identifies with Jesus Christ; as a Christian band, they do not want to alienate the secular audience, which they opted to take the route of alternative pop rock music. Given such vision, with the songs they sing—they capitalize on topics on love, hope, and positivity.
Catch Iktus at all Odyssey outlets in the following dates: On Friday, May 9 at Odyssey Greenbelt 1; Saturday, May 10 at Odyssey Festival Mall; and on Sunday, May 18 at Odyssey SM Megamall.