Noisy Northern Post Punk storytellers ‘Percy’ present you with the exciting, exhausting, and invigorating all at once new single ‘ICU’

Yorkshire based band ‘Percy’ delivers new single ICU, accompanied by an animated video. BBC Introducing ‘Record of the Week’ ICU follows the recent release (25th June) of the album Monorail, written in the aftermath of the pandemic. A subconscious theme emerged as the band reflected on the rupture of normality that we all shared. The frustration of being locked up, as restrictions were  imposed, yearning for normality as you lived a life through your TV box sets. The online world is not the real world.

Taking influence from the likes of Gang of Four, Idles, The Fall, and Fontaines DC. The band have graced the stage with the likes Half Man Half Biscuit and The Fall, and have been Championed by Tom Robinson on his BBC Radio 6 Music shows.

“Imagine, if you will, the punk sensibilities of Johnny Rotten or Joe Strummer crossed with Magazine’s avant-sneer and then throw into the mix the Surfaris, Dick Dale and Russ Meyer. They are exciting, exhausting and invigorating all at once….”  –

Percy were established in 1996, Monorail being the third album since the original members of Colin Howard (guitar/vox) and Andy Wiles (bass) were joined in 2017 by Paula Duck (keys) and Jason Wilson (drums) Previous drummer was none other than former Housemartins sticksman Hugh Whitaker. The follow up to the album “Seaside Donkeys” released in April 2020.

‘Monorail’ was recorded at “Wild Bills Snooker Palace” on the outskirts of York. Recorded, mixed and produced by Andy Wiles (The bands Bassist/Co songwriter) 

ICU is taken from the Album “Monorail” released on Ten Foot Records

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!