Get Your Love On – Available Now!

Hi all,

I have made the single available for download through my Bandcamp page.

It will also be available at all good stockists in the next few weeks, with a limited 2000 CDs being released on October 25th.

For now, you can download here – garethicke.bandcamp.com/track/get-your-love-on

All the profits from the single will be sent to Gaza to help victims of Israels latest assault.

Here is the video…

Get Your Love On Video…

Here you go folks.

This is the video for ‘Get Your Love On’. Massive thanks to everyone from all over the World that sent in clips for us to use.

Big cheers to Zachary Denman for putting it all together.

The single will be available from October 20th and all profits will go to Gaza.

Hope you like.

x

Prague

Hi folks,

Me and my pal Steve are piling over to the Czech Republic this weekend, to play a couple of acoustic shows.

They are totally free, so if you are in the area, pop in for a few beers.

We’ll be at Simply U Kravity on Friday night, and at Bar Number 7 on Sunday night.

x

Couple of live bathroom demos for ya…

Yellow.

I get bored easily, so thought I would knock out a couple of live tunes, to fill the time.

The first is called Jura. It’s only fitting that I should write a song after my amazing experiences in the highlands, and Islands.

The second track, The Island, was written about the island that I grew up on; The Isle of Wight.

Both rough and live. But hope you enjoy.

x

Concert for Gaza.

Hi all.

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to be involved in a Concert for Gaza in Liverpool.

The show at East Village Arts Centre raised over £3,500 for aid for Gaza.

concert for gaza

Incredible amounts of funding is needed to rebuild infrastructure, but every penny counts.

Hopefully I will be asked to perform at various events for Gaza in the coming weeks, and months.

x

Music Video Entries…

OiOi folks,

Can anyone that entered the DIY video ‘thing’ for ‘Get your love on’, please get the videos mailed to me as soon as they can?

The video guy Zachary, is itching to get started on putting all your fantastic efforts together, and make sure its sorted for Wembley.

Mail it to subscription@davidicke.com please!

 

Cheers.

x

We Are All Palestinians.

Hi all.

I felt the need to write a wee blog…

Over the last month or so, Israel has attacked Gaza, an enclave the size of the Isle of Wight, home to 1.8 million people, many of them refugees, with over 50,000 shells.

Israel has killed over 1500 people, 85% of them civilians, and 300 of them, children.

It has attacked ambulances, hospitals, universities, schools, power stations, and worst of all, UN shelters, sheltering refugees.

The UN sent coordinates of its UN shelters SEVENTEEN times to the IDF, yet the IDF still bombed it. Now I am sure the UN thought that by sending the coordinates, they were protecting the children, and families, taking refuge there. They were doing just the opposite. They were telling Israel where to bomb.

Israel is targeting civilians, and brave ex IDF soldiers have testified to this being the norm, in the past.

Israel wants Gaza, and it wants the West Bank. In Zionist ideology, they are promised, by God™, that the land from the Sea to the Euphrates is theirs. Gaza, is part of that land. So, ironically is a large portion of Egypt, the Country that refuses to open it’s border and allow Palestinians to flee the bombardment.

Israel will not stop, unless stopped, until it has everything it believes it is promised by God™.

In the last few weeks I have been bombarded myself with tweets and messages from people that have a problem with my support for the Palestinians.

Here are a few common themes:

“You are being anti semetic!” – Mmm. Kind of tired of this one, as it is the blanket response whenever Israel (Fourth biggest army in the World) gets called out for attacking a population, without an army, in an open air prison, with billions of dollars worth of ammunition. Well, bad news, Palestinians are also semites, so that blanket response it fatally floored. Must try harder.

“Why do you care about Muslims when you aren’t even Muslim?” – I don’t need to answer this, but I will. Because I am a human, with a heart, and a soul, and a conscience, and morality. I don’t need a religion to know that killing is wrong. The irony being, that religions actually have rules against killing, yet they kill in the name of religion. But this is about land more than religion. If Christians were the majority in Gaza, they would still be in the firing line.

“Hamas is to blame, they use human shields and hide rockets in UN centres!” – Hamas was formed in 1987. While I don’t agree with what Hamas does, and has done, they are a resistance. Israel has massacred Palestinians, and stolen land for 40 years, before Hamas was even formed. So as with the ‘Anti semite argument, it kind of falls at the first hurdle.

The BBC (Most pro Israel news corporation outside the USA and Israel itself) has sent reporters that have all said that they found NO evidence of human shields whatsoever.

The UN has backed up the BBCs claims of no human shields, and has also stated that there were no rockets in UN shelters.

Mr Netanyahu’s fabrications are just that, fabric, perishable under questioning.

“They are both to blame! What about the terror tunnels?” – No, they are not both to blame. The British Empire gave the land of Palestine to the Rothschild family, to form the state of Israel. They took a land where Muslims, Christians, and Jews, lived peacefully for hundreds of years, and turned it into a racist, open air prison, where anyone but  an Israeli Jew is a second class citizen, and treated like an animal.

Israel controls what goes in and out of Gaza. It is blocked by Israel, the sea (that Israel patrols) and Egypt. Israel controls how much food goes in, based on calories per head of population. Let me say that again. ISRAEL CONTROLS THE AMOUNT OF FOOD ALLOWED IN GAZA, BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF CALORIES PER HEAD OF POPULATION.

It is 2014, not the dark ages…unless you are Palestinian.

The ‘terror’ tunnels are how Palestinians ‘smuggle’ supplies into their land. Little things like clippers for barbers, have to come through tunnels. Imagine that? I have a pair of clippers in the bathroom. I use them to shave my bollocks, but a barber has to have them smuggled through tunnels?

“Stop sharing these images, they make me sad!” – Good. Congratulations, you are a human. You have passed the test with flying colours. But would your vitriol not be better aimed at the following people… Israel for dropping the bombs, the USA for supplying the bombs, the UK and other World leaders (apart from South America) for supporting the killing, and most of all in this instance, the media, for not reporting the truth? Do you honestly think I would be spending my days on twitter, looking and sharing images that have made me sob on countless occasions, images I will never scrape from my eye balls until the day I die, if the media was reporting it? Do you think I would spend £100 travelling to a protest in London if the media was unbiased in it’s reporting of the genocide? I do it because I have to. If you want it to stop, make a difference yourself. Write to YOUR MP, boycott Israel YOURSELF, and protest YOURSELF.

It is pathetic that I have to even explain the fact that I stand with Palestine.

It is pathetic that as Palestinian supporters, we have to focus on the killing of women and children, because in the Wests eyes, a male adult muslim could not be possibly be viewed as an innocent.

But the fight is deeper than all that I have said. It is deeper than all of the religion, and the history, and the land grabbing, and the rockets, and the media. It is about oppression.

I was in London on Friday for the protest, and a chant rang true to me.

“In our millions, in our billions; We are all Palestinians”. My god™ ain’t that the truth?

Every single day of our lives we fight against injustice. We are lucky if it’s just a bastard traffic warden. “Thirty quid!? I was 2 minutes mate!”

The injustice of the Palestinians has gone on for 66 years and still they refuse to bow. They refuse, in the face of death, torture, and starvation, to give up what they stand for, and the justice they so desperately seek, and deserve.

What an incredible inspiration to all of us.

In fact, I take back my previous statement; we are not all Palestinians. We should all aspire to be Palestinians.

The fight will not end. Not while there is a breath of air in the lungs of us that know what is right.

#FreePalestine.

x

London Palestinian Protest Tomorrow… (Friday August 1st)

Hello,

There is a protest tomorrow opposite the Israeli Embassy in London. This ongoing genocide, and ethnic cleansing of an entire people, cannot continue to go unpunished.

The protest is from 17:30 – 19:30 GMT. I urge as many people to attend as possible. The Western leaders, and media, are puppets to the Zionist regime, so we must make a noise so loud, that even they can’t ignore us.

For more information, please click here.

I hope to see you there.

x

Back in Glasgow…

Hi all.

Just got back to Glasgow. Shattered. I am a broken man, but a happy one. I have a coldsore, red eyes, and a sunburned face. I think Vogue might want me for the cover this month…

The Islands were as beautiful and amazing as always. I genuinely feel blessed to be able to visit these places, and get paid for it. Truly blessed.

It’s a hard slog but the plus points are off the scale.

This year we played in Ardfern, Raasay, Skye, Tiree Music Festival, Islay, Jura, and tomorrow, we are down in the borders for the Wickerman Festival.

The biggest killer was last Saturday. Up at 7am, drive 4 hours to Raasay and gig, then back to Skye to play another show. Off stage at 1:30 am, an hours kip, up again at 2:30 am, and then a 4 hour drive to Oban to get the 8am boat to Tiree, where we played that night. Knackered.

However, I did get to share a bill with my hero, which was an incredible honour. He just happened to be a top fella too.

Roddy

I look off my head, but I swear it was tiredness. I was a bit star struck as well to be fair.

One random thing was that both Tiree, and Wickerman, booked myself an Jono, as one act. We tour together but we perform separately, but they didn’t realise that. It worked quite well as we like each others tunes so it was nice to learn each others and play together. We will do the same at Wickerman tomorrow. It keeps life interesting!

Now, I better go hand wash some underwear. I never pack enough.

x