Izabo are best described as a brilliant, action packed combination of Psychadelic Rock, Disco, Punk flavoured with Arabic spices. They secured a spot as one of Israel’s most successful alternative pop bands with the 2003 release of their debut album The Fun Makers.
From there Izabo went on to sign with Sony BMG, and in the same year released “The Morning Hero EP” in the UK and began to take their funky sounds to an international audience. In January of 2005 The Fun Makers was released in the Benelux countries via the label Rough Trade NL, and in 2006 it was released in France via Roymusic/ Discograph. Since 2006, Izabo have been busy touring Europe constantly and showcasing their catchy disco beats at a variety of festivals including Trans Musicales, The Paleo Festival, and Eurosonic.
As well as Izabo, IBA internally selected ‘Time’ as the israeli entry to the 2012 Eurovision, It was supposed that KDAM would return with a new concept but was cancelled, ‘Time’ is sung in Hebrew and English. It was composed and penned by Ran Shem-Tov & Shiri Hadar, both Izabo members.
Tomorrow we will introduce the Sammarinese entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!