(1999 – 2004)

Meaning bandname: It just looks nice we think

Bio: Ill11! started with Illco, Hanz & Hark’oh in february 1999 by playing real powerful punkrock with strong political lyrics. After playing one show we recorded ‘ €50’ containing 15 songs. After a lot of practicing and playing some shows our music developed into a different direction. We recorded ‘Ending System’ in january 2001 which contains 9 songs and are very different from the €50 songs’. In May 2001 we did a tour through Germany and Spain.

Lyrics: The songs contain more hardcore influences and some weirder ‘experimental’ stuff. We are very enthusiastic about playing and writing songs and try to put a message in it so maybe we can try and make a little change, because a lot of things should change in this world, concerning the environment, the ‘third world’, narrow mindedness, racism, sexism, homophobia and a lot more. A lot of these problems are caused by western society, affecting the whole world, especially the poorer countries. Shoving things up their throat and using them as cheap labour. We try to give our views on these things. Still we think you should have fun making music.

Description: Bands who probably influenced our music: Black Flag, El Corazon del Sapo, Dead Kennedys, Sloy, Refused, Melvins, Queen, Inside Out, Fugazi, Snapcase & more

Eelco Braad aka Illco – bass
Hans Wubs aka Hanz – drums
Harko Wubs aka Hark’oh – guitar, vocals

Other bands:
Eelco Braad aka Illco – Sugarfrosted Weenies, Music For The Defect, Reflect Criticize Act, AttackRobotAttack, Grinding Halt, We Are The Harvest
Hans Wubs aka Hanz – Sugarfrosted Weenies, Plastic Pleasure, Kraun, Muleta, BVD, Landverraad, Iron Cage, Music For The Defect, Reflect Criticize Act, Grinding Halt, The Cold Vein
Harko aka Hark’oh – Plastic Pleasure, Abuse & Neglect, Einde Verhaal, Tesarac, Het Brandt

2000 –  €50 CDr (Snol & Snol Records, NL) 
2001 – Ending System CDr (Snol & Snol Records, NL)
2002 – Start Within CDr (Selfreleased, NL)
Recorded @ Blaisdell Studio, Groningen 04.2002
2004 – 10 song demo CDr (Selfreleased, NL)
Recorded @ Greenlands Studio Ureterp 04.2004 / released as a tour CDr

2001 – Thrash For Cash TAPE  (AArshAAr Rekkorts)

Concerts: (assorted)
2000.03.03 Iduna, Drachten (+ Ill Nino, DY66, Censored)
2000.03.11 Kiehool, Burgum (Metalslag)
2000.03.14 Sfinks, Heerenveen (+ + Mr. Potatohead, Uit De Sloot)
2000.03.24 Bolwerk, Sneek (+ TBFKAK, Walpurgis, Skelter, Milky Smell, Jenzoil)
2000.05.26 Sfinks, Heerenveen (+ Aversion, Spirit 84, Victimized)
2000.08.20 Soundgarden, Amsterdam (+ Faroutski, Unique Freak)

2001.02.25 Swaf, Hoorn (+ Karbo)
2001.04.21 Sint Annaparochie
2001.04.22 Mukkus, Leeuwarden (+ Malaris)
2001.05.03 Arrebato, Zaragoza SPA (+ Stepson)
2001.07.14 Stavoren (+ Reaching Forward, No Turning Back, Daybreak, Screwballs, Scattered, Reckoning Force, The Effect, Betrayed By Life, Code Red, Stoma)
2001.07.14 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ PCP, Toxic Narcotic, Strychnine)
2001.10.27 Groenfront, Gilze-Rijen
2001.12.03 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Revolt, Chupacabra, Karbo) (Gingernut 2000 Fest)

2002.02.02 Bolwerk, Sneek
2002.02.14 Aurich GER
2002.02.15 Vinkhuizen, Groningen
2002.04.06 Innocent, Hengelo (+ De Ketters, Vals, 3/5)
2002.06.09 Parkhof, Alkmaar
2002.07.14 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Krush, Darwin, Ekkaia, Cementerio Shöw)

2003.03.08 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Karbo)

2004.03.26 Bar Le Duc, Groningen (+ Makiladoras, Skint)
2004.04.28 Schlachthof, Bremen GER (+ Shikari, Todespunkschwadron)
2004.04.30 Neurenberg GER
2004.05.02 Barcelona SPA
2004.05.03 Zaragoza SPA
2004.05.04 Llodio SPA
2004.05.05 San Sebastian SPA
2004.07.02 Eureka, Zwolle (Last Gig)

Vera, Groningen 08.03.2003
Vera, Groningen 08.03.2003
Vera, Groningen 08.03.2003