Signed under MCA, Iktus band members Carizza Panaligan (vocals), Andrei Panaligan (bass), Andrew Panaligan (drums) and Augusto Mendoza (guitars) are veterans of various battle of the bands contests, such as the Nescafe Soundskool, UP Rockbakan and Sun Broadband Quest Grand Finals.
The alternative pop-rock band lists Rivermaya, Silent Sanctuary, Sugarfree, Urbandub and Itchyworms as some of their music influences. Foreign acts such as Paramore and Switchfoot also made an impact to the group’s music style.
In 2014, they released an eight-track album which features their carrier single, “IMY” and other original compositions. Their songs dominantly revolve around the concept of love, hope and optimism.