Last year on 9/11 I took the train to Liege, Belgium, the closest place ILEGAL were playing on their seven week tour across Europe. Forming in Montreal, Canada, all the members of this raw punk / hardcore band were “illegal immigrants” except for the bassist. Lokio, the singer, is from Mexico – Jonne, the drummer is from Finland – Simon, the guitarist is from England/USA – leaving only the bassist, Jason, as the only legal Canadian resident. I’ve tried twice to do an interview with Ilegal, the first time the tape player was broken and the second time we went out drinking in the city after the show and the interview never happened. At this point, none of them live in the same city, never mind the same country… but they will be back, to record another album and possibly another tour in the future??
On their tour around Europe from Finland to Italy, Austria, Czech, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Spain, Basque, France, Belgium and Germany they usually had about 50-300 people in attendance at each show, but the only show I was able to check out was on a Monday night after a weekend long punk festival somewhere in the countryside and only about ten people showed up, including the bartender and the roadie. My video camera records shitty audio when blasted out next to the speakers, but if you like the musical style of Ilegal, you can listen to more online or buy their vinyl album at an underground record distro. - J. Hay
Check out more Ilegal on their soundcloud.
Download the “El aire libre fuera de los dientes” full album here
But if you like their sound, support the band and buy their latest record “El aire libre fuera de los dientes” from an underground distro.
Ilegal has been described as:
“Hardcore aggressive style ’80s bands from Europe (as Wretched, MG-15) or South America (as Slaughter 68), the sound is overwhelming!“ – Discarga Directa