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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
itso – “Perfect Puppets”
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The project itso has an ongoing mission to “to bring back rock music into the mainstream spotlight”. They plan to do so by releasing 1 song every single month, for the next 24 months. With 40 songs already recorded, this is the timeline they have afforded themselves to make an impact on the scene. Beginning as an experiment via SM Productions (Smoke & Mirrors), Scobie Ryder and Martin Hanisch who form the core of itso, record in two different countries...

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Sunday, 12 September 2021
itso – “MOTHER EARTH (For What It’s Worth)”
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In 2019 Scobie Ryder (ex-Hellfire Club frontman and Gold Awarded songwriter/producer), met up with Martin Hanisch (A top German session guitarist/writer and producer) online. Together they formed the project, itso, to produce music they label “Fresh Retro”. Recording remotely in two different countries, they rely on the pure organic sounds of guitars, drums, bass and vocals. It’s pretty evident that itso are carving their own path in both music and message, steering clear of some familiar tropes that their peers...

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Friday, 18 June 2021