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Sounds | ILA - All Again

In de nieuwe ILA hoor ik zéér aanwezig de feel en vibes uit de jaren tachtig newwaveperiode. Diezelfde donkere, zwoele baslijnen, het drumwerk tot zelfs de gitaren en zang. Misschien niet direct wat ik van hen had verwacht en ook niet meteen het geluid dat mijn tikker de hoogte doet injagen. Anderzijds doet deze jonge band dat wel schitterend en blijf ik fan.

Ayna verschijnt op 26 april 2024 via PIAS Recordings.


"All Again" illuminates the intricate nature of human existence, paying homage to the beauty inherent in life's complexities”, Ilayda philosophizes, “It serves as a reminder that adversities contribute to the profound richness defining our existence."

ILA is a Belgian alternative band led by Turkish-Belgian singer-songwriter Ilayda Cicek, accompanied by Sam Smeets on guitar/bass and Cas Kinnaer on drums. Together, the trio seamlessly merges Turkish and rock influences to create a unique and dynamic sound. 

The band gained national recognition by winning De Nieuwe Lichting, a prestigious music

competition hosted by Studio Brussel. They entered the mainstream with their hit single Leave Me Dry, holding the number 1 spot on the De Afrekening music chart for an impressive 3 weeks. Their second single also reached the top 5, solidifying their place in the Belgian music scene. 

ILA has performed on stages of renowned festivals, such as Rock Werchter and Lokerse

Feesten, in addition to Into The Great Wide Open (NL), Sniester (NL), and Vestrock (NL). The 2022 tour concluded with a sold-out show at the AB Club in September. Additionally, ILA contributed music to Wim Vandekeybus's latest project, Infamous Offspring, collaborating alongside Warren Ellis.


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