Scobie Ryder

  • itso – “Keep On. No Fear” ebbs and flows with sonic ambience and aura

    “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...
  • itso – “King Kong Unchained” – a bold statement that is heard loud and clear!

    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...
  • itso – “Life Is Great” – the re-empowerment of rock n’ roll!

    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...
  • itso – “Virtual Reality” – an unyielding focus on the human condition

    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...
  • itso – ‘Fearless’ is easily another high-water mark for the project!

    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...
  • itso – “Beautifully Bad” affronts the theme of sentimental obsession

    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...
  • itso – “Perfect Puppets” blossoms and flourishes into an explosive record!

    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...
  • itso – “MOTHER EARTH (For What It’s Worth)” – an eco anthem!

    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...