A manic cacophony of post-punk & prog noise: Manchester’s ILL have shared their single ‘ILL SONG’ ahead of the release of their debut album, We Are ILL – due tomorrow on May 11th via Box Records.
Recorded over 18 months in the crumbling mills of Ancoats, Manchester, the band channeled their furious love of pop punk in to a record that challenges not just the ears, but the stigma surrounding mental health issues, the politics of identity and gender, capitalism and misogyny. Their latest track ‘ILL Song’ is a surreal, humorous blend of this activism – with a healthy dose of fun thrown in too.
We Are ILL will be released on limited edition transparent blue vinyl, gatefold CD and as a digital audio download on May 11th. The release is accompanied by a launch show at Sebright Arms on the same date, with support from LibraLibra and The Ethical Debating Society, hosted by Club The Mammoth (RSVP here).
Watch the video for ‘ILL Song’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.
ILL UK Tour Dates 2018
11 May Sebright Arms, London (album launch)
12 May Doubledotbash Festival, Reading
21 May Soup Kitchen, Manchester (supporting Screaming Females)
31 May The Soundhouse, Leicester
1 June Head of Steam, Newcastle
15 June Liverpool (TBA)
16 June The Deaf Institute, Manchester (album launch)
Photo Credit: Megan Powell