Noise Junks IT IT ANITA Kick Out the Jams On Brand New Terrific Album ‘LAURENT’…

25 Augustus 2018

Belgian scorching noiseniks IT IT ANITA are back with a big bang! New LP LAURENT, named after their longtime sound mixer, hit the streets today and it’s an inferno-hot
Rip-Roaring-Roller-Coaster. Although more reflective than before at times (Denial,
the surprising, yet brilliant Tanker 2, Pt.2 and the cinematic quiet/loud closer We Are Nothing) the 4-headed turbo keeps on Challenging The Boundaries of Noise Rock
and want to rip your sonic heart out with primal screams, loudmouthed escapades, boisterous grooves and oiled jams. This time with different layers and different moods.

It’s hard to pick any firecrackers that stand out, but the following outbursts get repeated attention from Turn Up The Volume‘s heated ears: User Guide / Another Cancelled Mission / 11 / GOD / Bored and the aforementioned, soul-touching and exorcistic journey We Are Nothing. Oh, what the bloody heck, it’s a Killer Longplayer From Start To Finish. If you
are looking to ventilate the dark side of your troubled mind than ‘Laurent‘ is the perfect medium to Kick Out The Jams. Open your windows and doors and press the button so your whole neighbourhood can experience the inflammable hullabaloo shebang right here, right new…

All info and order facilities right here

To celebrate the release of ‘Laurent‘ the band also
launched a fresh video for knockout track ‘User Guide‘…

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Tour Dates

IT IT ANITA – Belgian Noiseniks On Their Way To New Sonic Adventures…

IT IT ANITA – Les Nuits Botanique Festival – 6 May 2018

Dedicated followers of this blog know that Turn Up The Volume‘s ears and eyes get tremendously excited when IT IT ANITA, flamboyant noise junks out of Liege, Belgium
hit the stage. Which they did yesterday on the closing night of Les Nuits Botanique Festival in Brussels. Sandwiched between metallic noise duo The Body and Danish
post-punk hype Iceage (what a disappointment) the band stuffed their 40-minute
set, except for a couple of golden hammer oldies, with new songs. First impression regarding the fresh stuff: surprising, adventurous, intriguing, trippy and compelling.
It’s quite clear that this impressive quartet doesn’t want to repeat itself all over again.
It’s not that IIAA became an arty farty avant-garde jazz combo overnight, luckily not,
but this kick-ass 4-piece definitely wants to explore new sonic areas. We will obviously
need more listens of the new material to really see/hear the whole picture, but this
gig was certainly a loud and clear signal that a fascinating fresh longplayer is waiting
in the pipeline to be released in September. Until then let’s all go berserk to brand
new, clamorous single Another Canceled Mission

Picture this.
Brussels yesterday…


Smashing energy…


On a mission


Tons of electricity


Meet and greet with the fans


Turning up the volume

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(pics by Turn Up The volume)

PICK OF THE DAY – Belgium’s Speedy Noiseniks IT IT ANITA Back With New Punk Punch ‘ANOTHER CANCELED MISSION’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

Band: IT IT ANITA (Liege, Belgium)

Who: a mean 4-headed machine on a loud mission
to mess people’s minds up with crushing electricity …

Track: ANOTHER CANCELED MISSION

Score: this is the first boiling headbutt from IIAA’s new, upcoming full length. A mean guitar-loaded steamroller pushed mercilessly by nasty riffs, mind-crashing licks and filthy hooks. A shattering bolide that never slows down, a blistering punk punch made to test the flexibility of your speakers. Turn up the decibels, ladies and gents here’s ANOTHER CANCELED MISSION

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(pics by JL/Turn Up The volume)

Psych-o-delic Guitar Hysteria And A One Man Hammer Army – Meet… IT IT ANITA

Here’s my last month’s interview with noiseniks IT IT ANITA – it was first published on American website 50THIRDAND3RD (my fellow music junkies over the ocean)

I never thought I would ever say that several of the most fascinating noise bands on this troubled planet, right now, are from Belgium, my homeland. Just to name a few: La Jungle, Cocaine Piss, Mind Rays and Crowd Of Chairs. And the great thing is that they all differ in sound and vision. No copycats, they all have their own approach of clamorous havoc! Another gang that really stands out is IT IT ANITA. A three-headed riff monster backed
by a barbarous drummer. They’re one of the hottest live bands around. A scorching steamroller that messes up your mind and activates all your limbs. A psychedelic guitar bolide reinforced with a big bang hitman who always ends up somewhere in the middle of the crowd WITH his gear for a hammering finale. A mean machine producing a hypnotic wall-of-psych-o-delic racket. Intense noise rock at its very best. Let’s meet this 4-piece powerhouse and start the acquaintance with this short, but utterly cool Festival clip…

I guess we’re all in the ideal mood now for a chat…

What’s the story behind the band’s name?
IIAA: “It’s a long story. But this is basically a hallucination that Damien (note JL: one of the guitarists/screamers) had while watching a drums performance: he saw ‘it it anita‘ written
on a bass drum… of course ‘it it anita‘ was not written on it, but he liked the name!”

How would you describe your mind-blowing psych sound yourselves?
IIAA: “We like it loud and noisy. We don’t care about technique, we always focus on intensity.”

Intensity and insanity…

Share an unforgettable anecdote with us about the first rehearsals…
IIAA: “Someone knocked on our rehearsal room’s door. He said “I’ve heard you guys
have a new band, I’m looking for a support act, do you want to open for me next week in Liege (Belgium)?”
We said “yes, of course, that’s great man, thanks!” But… at that time we were only a 2-piece band, still looking for a drummer and a bass player! So we’ve asked two friends to join us for that show and that was our first line-up! We rehearsed a lot during
one week and that first show was not so bad.”

How easy/difficult is it to work with four noisemakers in one band? Is there any competition to be the loudest?
IIAA: “Not really. There’s no competition, the loudest is Bryan, our drummer!”


Super-Hammer-Man…

Any rituals before going on stage?
IIAA: “High five!”

Half of the band always ends up in the middle of the crowd when performing. Who influenced you with the idea to meet the fans eye-to-eye at concerts?
IIAA: “We were really impressed by the performance of Monotonix (note JL: a mad Israelian garage trio) during a gig at La Zone years ago. They moved their stuff all the time… great!”


Imagine a gig with ‘Monotonix’ and ‘It It Anita’ together on/off the same stage. Hallelujah!..

Newest album ‘Agaaiin’ is a high-voltage cracker with opener ’25 (FROM FLOOR TO CEILING)’ setting the crushing tone. How do you manage to produce that much intensity and decibels in a studio… without an audience?
IIAA: “Regarding sound, we trusted our producer John Agnello (note JL: an experienced professional who worked with a whole bunch of big names such as Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr. and Andrew WK). He knows his stuff and quickly understood what we needed.”


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Did the band chop all those trees we see on the album’s front cover?
IIAA: “The thing is this is our 3rd record and, as you can see on the picture, there are
3 wheels under the trailer… so the circle is complete!”


1-2-3…

You already have a loyal following of fans in Europe, but earlier this month
you played your first gig over the ocean, in Canada. Were you nervous?

IIAA: “Not nervous but very excited! FME in Rouyn-Noranda is such a cool festival.
And we found a booker!”

What was on the van’s stereo while driving through Neil Young’s country?
IIAA: “Metal, hip-hop and country music…”

Who’s your number one artist/band to go on a world tour with?
IIAA:A Place To Bury Strangers. To learn how to play even louder.”


‘A Place To Bury Strangers’ – loud, louder, loudest…

What movie would you choose to visualize your music on a big screen when playing?
IIAA: ‘Duel’, Steven Spielberg‘s debut movie”


DUEL – a truly nerve-raising thriller…

Shellac or Pigface?
IIAA: “Shellac.”

Nirvana or Pearl Jam?
IIAA: “Nirvana”

If you could travel in time what artist would you choose to jam with?
IIAA:Serge Gainsbourg. Because he’s a genius.”

Vinyl, cassette or compact disc?
IIAA: “All of these three formats are interesting…”

Social media: a blessing or a pain in the ass?
IIAA: ‘Pain in the ass.”

Best album you heard so far this year?
IIAA: A Deeper Understanding by The War On Drugs.”

Any new material in the pipeline?
IIAA: “Yep. A new single is coming very soon and the next record will be released in 2018…”

Is playing in a band actually the best job one can imagine?
IIAA: “That’s the most exciting job we know, and maybe the only one we’re able to do…”


Thank you for the interview, guys. See you soon agaaiin. May the road rise with It It Anita

Here’s the awesome AGAAIIN in full…


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(all concert pics ‘IIAA’ by JL/Turn Up The Volume!)

Discover The Thunderous Power And Fierce Intensity Of Belgium’s Noisy Engine… IT IT ANITA

Vibes that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…

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Over the past few weeks I already did a couple of features, here on this blog, on this spectacular band’s new LP ‘AGAAIIN’ and their incredibly hammering power on and
off stage. IT IT ANITA is simply the most exciting live band of the moment – for my
ears and eyes – on this planet. Their storming psychedelic jams are hypnotizing and
their clamorous vocals are mind-twisting. They generate a stupendous thunder, on
and off the podium. This gang is a non-stop hard rockin’ force. A truly impressive, magnetizing and high-voltage Grand Prix bolide. HELL YEAH! Here are the clips for
two of the album’s slashing crackers. Turn It Up!…

JEAN-MARC

25 (From Floor To Ceiling)

I’m sure you want the whole cake right now.
Here’s album AGAAIIN in full…


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The madness last Thursday in Aarschot, Belgium (photos by Turn Up The Volume!)…


‘There’s goes the guitar’…


‘Argggghhh’…


“Damn, I’m lost…”


‘Off stage is so much more fun’…


‘Wham Bam’….


“Smashing finale in the back of the venue”…


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Go Ballistic With IT IT ANITA – Agaaiin and Agaaiin…

On our stereo…

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‘Agaaiin’ by IT IT ANITA

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This mind-boggling four-piece out of Liege, Belgium released their new album AGAAIIN
last November. If you really want it LOUD & HEAVY come in, have a seat and check this thunderous engine out. High-voltage guitar frenzy loaded with muscled power chords, electrifying riffs and a manic madman on drums. Boisterous stuff! And …on top of it all raging vocals testing your ears’ flexibility. Sounds pretty mental, doesn’t it? You bet. I saw them playing live a couple of times in the past months and they blew me and many other affected spectators off their feet. Since then I have ‘Agaaiin’ on repeat on my stereo. A knockout from start to finish! Here’s the monster in full…


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Hammer time in Brussels… (Botanique, Brussels – 9 February)

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(all concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

Welcome To The Earthshaking Noise World Of… IT IT ANITA

Music that shakes us in a way we want to scream out loud…

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If you like it really NOISY, come in, have a seat and check this 4-piece engine. Expect high-voltage guitar frenzy loaded with muscled power chords and punch your fists in the air riffs while a manic madman hammers his drums so boisterous you can really feel the resulting earthquakes physically. FACT! On top of it all raging vocals are testing your ears’ flexibility. Sounds pretty mental, doesn’t it? You bet. And it blew my mind & senses the way I love it.
I experienced the impressive tantrums of this Belgian steamy noise band live for the very first time last Friday in Brussels. A complete knockout! The band’s intensity is phenomenal and the drummer, looking like a heavy metal wrestler, left the stage with al his gear, at one point, to go and explode among the spectators. Bonkers, absolutely bonkers! You want a piece of the action? Let’s start with a new electrifying track from their fresh album…

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So far, so damn gloriously turbulent. And I will not spoil the party.
On the contrary, here’s brand new 8-track record AGAAIIN in full…

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Here’s an idea of their vital live force.

And to end this noisy trip, here are some pics from last Friday ‘s storming gig in Brussels

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Aaaaaaaaargh…

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Let’s play even louder…

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Meeting the fans…

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Nastiest drummer in the house…

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(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)