ILL – ” We Are ILL “

Posted: May 2, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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ILL is a genre-defying band which believes in the power of disobedient noise. With a repertoire of precarious pop songs and frequent improvised departures, ILL revel in the right to be weird, exploring the borders between the funny and the sinister, the personal and the political, the mundane and the surreal.
Formed in Manchester in early 2012, the all-female post-punks ILL have released three EPs along with DIY artwork and music videos. Live performance highlights include “A Disobedient Noise” – an improvised piece at Manchester Art Gallery, Supernormal Festival 2015, Sounds from the Other City (Salford), supporting “riot-goths” Jack off Jill in Manchester, Raw Power Festival 2016, the Quietus Festival at WORM, Rotterdam in 2016 and the Great Escape 2017.


“WE ARE ILL” is OUT NOW on Box Records.
“A wickedly funny/deadly serious explosion of Day-Glo cartoon punk energy, fierce feminism, troglodyte garage stomp and mutant surfabilly electronics. It’s hard to pick highlights on an album which is all highlights.”
(NARC. magazine)

Recorded over 18 months in the crumbling mills of Ancoats, Manchester, the album captures ILL’s legendary live energy. Immediate, raw and spontaneous, from art-pop bangers like Stuck On A Loop to improvised departures from structure like Slithering Lizards, it drops you right into the basement of a disreputable house party.
Subversive, surrealistic, humorous and fighting fierce, ILL warmly invite you to join them in kicking some ass!

“Grotty, wild, weird, frenzied music… fiercely political.” – The Guardian
Mancunian four-piece ILL bring a welcome female, wonky wooze to the mix.” – Wire
“There is an intoxicating energy about ILL. Their riveting post-punk sound pulses with wrath and defiance…a set list buzzing with kinetic force.” – The Quietus



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