I.R.O.K.

I.R.O.K.

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativeEDM

"I travel the length and breadth of the country watching bands and I haven't ever come across such a natural, guttural, purposeful band. I think this is the dawn of a new punk monolith. Something between John Lydon, George Clinton, Black Flag, Fela Kuti, glossolalia and alien invasion."-livemusic.fm

Biography

I.R.O.K.

I.R.O.K. are THE INTERGALACTIC REPUBLIC OF KONGO.

They make violent and psychotropic afro-punk. Their songs have been recorded in East London and in Southern Morocco where the sound was dreamt up by front-man Mike Title (formerly of Dead Kids) when he found himself on the concrete stands of a North African football match. It is the sound of chaos, ecstasy and of panic.

Lyrics

All my children

Written By: I.R.O.K.

LIKE THE WATERS THAT COVER THE SEA

AFFLICTION DESCENDS

OVER ALL MY CHILDREN!

HEAVY BURDENS THE MURMURS I HEARD THEM MY FRIENDS

TELL THEM ALL MY CHILDREN

MANY NATIONS THE CURSES DESTROYED THEM

YEAH TELL THEM ALL MY CHILDREN!

IN THE CAR PARK THE VOICES WERE CERTAIN

THEY WERE CERTAIN

SUPERMARKET

BABY CRYING

IN THE QUEUE

YOU ARE ALL MY CHILDREN!

IF YOU LEAVE ME ON MY OWN

IM ON THE PHONE

JUST LIKE ALL MY CHILDREN!

WALKED IN THE CLUB

STOOD BY THE BAR

STARED IN MY GLASS AND SAW ALL MY CHILDREN!

THATS NO WAY THATS NO WAY THAT YOU’LL FIND LOVE

KILL KILL KILL! SHOUTED ALL MY CHILDREN!

the arganoids are coming (they're already here)

Written By: I.R.O.K.


yes
the arganoids are coming
i eat the flesh of my enemies
i run razorblades across the faces of those who look at me funny
i'll wear medals at the coronation in all this sunshine
at the coronation
i broke all your hearts at the coronation
the arganoids are coming
it's written
it's said

what happened to that girl on the street?
shes melting ahhhhhhhhhh
what happened to your boss?
hes melting ahhhhhhhhhh

the arganoids are here
the arganoids are coming
theyre feeding on your fears
the arganoids are coming
(they're already here)

they dont feel the same things you do
they dont feel the same
the arganoids are coming
the arganoids are coming
(they're already here)

WE WANT YOUR MINDS
WE WANT CONTROL
DANCE DANCE DANCE

HAIL TO THE ARGANOIDS!!

NIGHTRUNNER

Written By: I.R.O.K.

NIGHTRUNNER
IM A FRIEND OF JEAN BOKASSA
HE KEPT A CLEAVER BY HIS BED
EVERY TIME THAT HE GOT HUNGRY
HE WOULD WAVE IT ROUND HIS HEAD
WE'D PLAY TENNIS EVERY MONDAY
NASTY XENG-LI HATED IT
HE WOULD DRIVE HIS SILVER HONDA
BUT WAS ALWAYS CRASHING IT

DANCE WHEN THEY SAY DANCE
STOP WHEN THEY SAY STOP
DRINK WHEN THEY SAY DRINK
DROP WHEN THEY SAY DROP
THINK WHEN THEY SAY THINK
FLOP WHEN THEY SAY POP
GOD WHEN THEY SAY HATE
HATE WHEN THEY SAY GOD

IM THE NIGHTRUNNER
THE NIGHTUNNER
I RUN THE NIGHT
IM THE NIGHTRUNNER
CALL ME THE NIGHTRUNNER
COS IM THE NIGHTRUNNER
I OWN THE NIGHT

Discography

Single: "Oo aa oo" on Hit Club records (2010)

Video "All my children":
http://youtu.be/p8pWooIwXqw

Video: "Oo aa oo":
http://youtu.be/El2rrkle-qo

I.R.O.K. in Morocco documentary:
http://noisey.vice.com/es_mx/noisey-show/the-intergalactic-republic-of-kongo-take-on-north-africa

Set List

Intro
All my children
earthy girls
nightrunner
Oo aa oo
B.O.Y.S
God