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ILL is a genre-evading 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.

“Kick Him Out The Disco” is a song about realising that it’s not You, it’s definitely Them. It’s about standing up for yourself and giving your manipulative exes and incompetent overlords a glittered middle finger.
ILL warmly invite you to “Give them the final shove” and tell them to go prorogue themselves!

“Absolutely fantastic.” John Kennedy, Radio X

“Grotty, wild, weird, frenzied music… fiercely political.” – The Guardian

The Band
Harri Shanahan – vocals and keys
Whitney Bluzma – vocals and bass
Fiona Ledgard – drums
Ben Nield – guitar and percussion
Music and lyrics by Harri Shanahan, Whitney Bluzma, Fiona Ledgard, Ben Nield, Tamsin Middleton

releases October 11th, 2019

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ILL – ” Bears (Tiiva Remix) “

Posted: November 6, 2018 in MUSIC
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ILL present a new reworking of their menacing and atmospheric slow-burner ‘Bears’ by electronic artist Tiiva. It’s the perfect soundtrack for a dark winter’s night.
ILL is a genre-evading 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.

Tiiva enjoys stretching the boundaries of organic and synthetic, fusing sampled vocals with intricately crafted rhythms – a real nod to the darker edges of pop. After a debut album this year, Tiiva is now remixing other artists, relishing in chopping up vocals, applying growling bass lines and unique drum samples to create a whole new picture from the music that inspires them.

Released November 6, 2018

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“Liberation through disobedient noise” (Loud and Quiet Magazine)
“A simple FUCK THAT, in the noisiest, most disobedient, most defiant way possible.” (The Quietus)
“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)
“We Are Ill is psychedelic, surreal, weird, funny and poignant. And with it, Ill have created a fearless debut that’s utterly unique.”
(Drowned In Sound)
“It’s an epiphany.” (Soundblab Alternative Music)

“This album is like a hunt. It’s stalking sound with speed, picking off our prejudices, taking chunks out of the patriarchy and throwing it forward as wonky pop with a raw, resonant edge. Music which makes a point, and makes it in the sharpest, most stunning sense. It brings in rawness, roughed-up riffs, even bits of metal (in the musical and material sense) along with soaring, stricken harmonies. ILL’s debut album ‘We Are ILL’ isn’t just expression, it’s an angry articulation – and in that, a  more

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Released May 11th, 2018
Harri Shanahan vocals and keys
Sadie Noble vocals, guitar, percussion, tapes
Whitney Bluzma vocals, bass, percussion
Fiona Ledgard drums
Tamsin Middleton vocalsLyrics and music – Harri Shanahan, Sadie Noble, Whitney Bluzma, Fiona Ledgard, Rosanne Robertson 

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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.

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“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

 

ILL – ” Space Dick “

Posted: September 4, 2017 in MUSIC
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Feminist post-punk noise makers ILL present a new stomping dance single full of fun and puns. “Space Dick” was unleashed on 11th November 2016.  The digital release of Space Dick is joined by the music video featuring cosmic thrills, green screen monsters and intergalactic villains, made by and starring the band. A perfect treat for sci-fi lovers and haters alike. 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.
Whether in 1950s b-movies, modern blockbusters or real life space exploration, women never have it easy. ILL deliver a joyful reversal of the norm with their fierce fighting heroines. Space Captain Lea Thal traverses the intergalactic dimension, whooping the ass of every space dick she meets along the way and liberating her fellow females from the clutches of monsters and misogyny. With nods to Aliens, Red Dwarf, Star Trek and many more.
Space Dick is the third single from ILL’s upcoming debut album “We are ILL”, set to be released later this year.
ILL are :
Sadie Noble – vocals, guitar and space lasers
Harri Shanahan – vocals and keys
Whitney Bluzma – vocals and bass
Fiona Ledgard – drums