House Concerts

Want the chance to catch up with John Mitchell and John Beck in a house concert setting? You're in luck! Inspired by their acoustic gig in December we're excited to announce that the two Johns will be embarking on a house concert tour in March 2014.

They'll be playing acoustic It Bites classics and some Kino numbers along with covers of songs by their favorite artists in the intimate setting of a sitting room somewhere in Middle Eng-er-land. To grab this rare and limited opportunity, just get in touch with the hosts below:

Saturday 15 March: Bolton, Greater Manchester (click for details)

Sunday 16 March: Ashbourne, Derbyshire (click for details)


For more detailed information, please check out the House Concerts thread on the IB forum.

As more dates are confirmed they'll be added here.Watch this space!

Cartoon Graveyard - Release Date

We’re very excited to announce that our new single, “Cartoon Graveyard” has been confirmed for release on 10th December, which neatly coincides with our December tour. We’ve recorded a brand new track for the B-side, called “Lighthouse” and both songs will be available for download from our usual digital sites.

Cartoon Graveyard Single Artwork

Prog Splash 2014

It Bites will be rekindling a memory of water when they headline Prog Splash 2014. The tall ships will be setting sail to Holmfirth on 7 June, and It Bites will be back, well and truly surfing the wave of prog. More info and tickets available for purchase online (tel: 08444 780898). Be quick - this is NOT to be missed!

Cartoon Graveyard Video

We are very happy to display, for your viewing pleasure, our latest cinematographical masterpiece! Cartoon Graveyard will be released as a single and will include an un-released track as the B-side.

Important News

We know that lots of you downloaded the new single, Cartoon Graveyard, hoping to have the new radio edit as played by Dermot O’Leary and Alex Lester amongst others on Radio 2 land in your digital music libraries. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control you would have received the album edit of the track by mistake.

If you still want your own digital copy of the radio edit of Cartoon Graveyard here’s what you need to do. Email your proof of purchase to and we’ll mail you back a code to download a free copy of the radio version of the song. Sorry for the inconvenience but we hope that this will make up for it.


New Album - Map of the Past

Following on from the highly-acclaimed Tall Ships, It Bites return with their first concept album in a career that spans 25 years.

Map of the Past - the brilliant new album by It BitesInspired by the discovery of an old family photograph, Map of the Past is a highly personal journey that explores love, passion, jealousy, anger, remorse and loss through the eyes of a previous generation against the backdrop of Britain as it enters a new century and one of the most defining periods of its history.

Written by John Mitchell and John Beck over the course of 2011, it was recorded at Outhouse Studios in Reading and features Bob Dalton on drums and Lee Pomeroy on bass.

Map of the Past was released on 26 March 2012.

It Bites - Map of the Past
Released 26th March
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