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itso – “Shock The World”
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The opening bars to “Shock The World” shows just why itso should become a global powerhouse of alt and classic rock flavors. The cyber-duo based in Germany and Japan, have a signature mix of thoughtful lyrics, soaring vocals, cascading riffs, and a knack for killer hooks, which has built the foundation upon which they continue to flourish with on each subsequent release. It’s a compositional foundation primed to whip fans into a frenzy on up-tempo bangers and be quite the...

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Thursday, 23 June 2022
itso – “Keep On. No Fear”
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“Keep On. No Fear” confirms itso as one of the most enticing projects in the current rock scene with a track that takes everything that they have done thus far and pushes it even further.  It is the forward-thinking expansive arrangements combined with the itso’s intricate web of vocal harmonies that defines the essence of this track. Simply put, they have never sounded this daring and great. The way the song transitions and balances between the quieter jangling parts and...

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Wednesday, 25 May 2022
itso – “King Kong Unchained”
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Formed in 2019, the fresh retro rock duo made up of Scobie Ryder (Ex-Hellfire Club frontman and Gold Awarded Songwriter/Producer) and Martin Hanisch (a top German session Guitarist/Writer Producer) have been making their name in the classic and alt-rock world as itso. On their 10th single release, “King Kong Unchained”, itso up the ante on heaviness, complexity and intensity, making it well worth checking out for those who prefer something a little crunchier in their sound. Invest in some headphones and enjoy this...

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Thursday, 21 April 2022
itso – “Wings Over The World”
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The peace and freedom anthem, “Wings Over The World” is the latest musical episode in the itso saga. Formed in 2019, the fresh retro rock duo made up of Scobie Ryder (Ex-Hellfire Club frontman and Gold Awarded Songwriter/Producer) and Martin Hanisch (a top German session Guitarist/Writer Producer) met online to bring their own perspective to 21st Century rock music. The project has been working remotely from two different countries, constantly releasing a series of singles to push their momentum. This...

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Thursday, 24 March 2022
itso – “Who Am I?”
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In all its mood and style, the eighth single, “Who Am I?” by virtual band itso, exudes a delicious blend of vocal and instrumental rock. It’s safe to say that the duo of Scobie Ryder (ex-Hellfire Club frontman and Gold Awarded songwriter/producer), and Martin Hanisch (a top German session guitarist/writer and producer), better known as itso, show no sign of slowing down, comparable to the best in their genre, yet easily in a league of their own. The single’s best...

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Thursday, 03 March 2022
itso – “Life Is Great”
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For any self-respecting rocker, “Life Is Great”, the new single by the duo Scobie Ryder (ex-Hellfire Club frontman and Gold Awarded songwriter/producer), and Martin Hanisch (a top German session guitarist/writer and producer), better known as itso, is a treat. Part of the interest for me, of listening to a new song, is dissecting the music to reach its core; each chord progression is a clue, each lyric and vocal hook is a key to arriving at the authenticity of the...

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Wednesday, 19 January 2022
itso – “Rise Above It”
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Music has an unrivaled power. It can move you to action, inspire you to do better, motivate you to push through. Once you find that one song that touches you, it can evoke impactful emotions and actions. The single, “Rise Above It”, by fresh retro rock duo, itso, is all about realizing greatness, whatever that might be to you. This anthem will remind you of your worth and what you can accomplish. The confidence-boosting song will inspire you to set...

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Sunday, 12 December 2021
itso – “Virtual Reality”
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Recording remotely in two different countries, and relying on the pure organic sounds of guitars, drums, bass and vocals, Scobie Ryder (ex-Hellfire Club frontman and Gold Awarded songwriter/producer), and Martin Hanisch (a top German session guitarist/writer and producer) are driving their duo rock project itso through a 24-track 24-month ‘fresh retro’ sonic challenge. They are currently on month 5, and perfectly on cue, are dropping their 5th single in a row, entitled “Virtual Reality”, on all platforms on the 1st of December. The...

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Sunday, 14 November 2021
itso – ‘Fearless’
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Rock doesn’t get much catcher than the song ‘Fearless’, by the duo Scobie Ryder and Martin Hanisch, better known as itso. Fueled by a melody that builds up fast and loops round and round again, the track is full of blooming harmonies, and gritty guitars. It’s a truly irresistible joy that comes with listening to this song. In a seamless transition, the verses and choruses follow and continue that sentiment, while adding an edge of confidence and strength on top....

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Friday, 22 October 2021
itso – “Beautifully Bad”
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The collaborative project itso swaggers confidently and convincingly amongst the year’s most interesting discoveries for me. Scobie Ryder (ex-Hellfire Club frontman and Gold Awarded songwriter/producer), and Martin Hanisch (a top German session guitarist/writer and producer) is another of those projects exhibiting the energy and the willingness to reignite the true rock spirit through their new-fashioned rock n’ roll, or as they themselves put it – “Fresh Retro”. Recording remotely in two different countries, itso rely on...

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Wednesday, 06 October 2021