Set in a Covent Garden street café in the early evening shadows of autumn 2016, I conducted what was to become a four-part feature interview with IT. That session captured the essence and parameters on what was to become their first studio album for seven years. At this early stage, as the narrative for the new album was forming, one could tell the creative juices were reacting to the austerity era, the challenges to the NHS and the broken trust in leaders. In the weeks that followed I gave the UK radio premiere to the new single ‘Revolution’ – which put a clear flag in the ground on what was to follow.
Here is the edited version of the interview first broadcast as a four part-series and then re-aired in full during my November radio rock festival.