Beginning life as a psychedelic multi-media group, IT is a band with a colossal sound that shakes the bones and with a barrage of images that feeds the mind. The sound fuses the classic melodies of prog rock’s past with a passion and intensity usually only found in punk or metal bands. Politics, religion, war and sexuality all come under the band’s lens for critical examination. Lyrics are intelligent, challenging and – occasionally – darkly humorous. The bottom line is that the IT experience will inform your thinking, feelings and memory long after the last notes have ended.
IT formed in 1994 when Nick Jackson recorded and produced the band’s first full-length album The Stranger Inside the Self. This was also when the band first began using multimedia during live shows with the inclusion of short films playing behind the group on stage. IT’s next album, Two Worlds, was released in early January 1995. The band’s third album, Over & Out, was released on June 21st 2002. It was created as a concept with a story line and was performed by IT live in its entirety accompanied by projected visual montages created by Nick Jackson.
In 2004 IT began to redefine itself as band leader Nick Jackson experimented with new images of sight and sound that would inspire and challenge IT members and audiences alike. These defined generally and conceptually what the band members as a group have successfully actualized in IT’s fourth album Departure released in July 2009.
October 2015 saw IT release a track called ‘Last Chance’ for the charity CD compilation ‘Voices for Hospices’, which features – amongst others – a brand new track from Steve Hackett. IT released their long awaited fifth album ‘We’re All In This Together’ on 01st March 2017 to critical acclaim.
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