The Manchester band have returned with their second album ‘The Art of Lying’ this week. The rising post/punk hopes will be touring the release with a whistle-stop UK tour. Their dark and complex post/punk is reminiscent of the likes of Interpol, Joy Division or The National.
Established in late 2014, they have forged a formidable reputation on the back of uncompromising, intense headline shows at prestigious Manchester venues such as The Ritz, Gorilla and The Deaf Institute.
With a fierce DIY ethic and through word of mouth alone, the band charted their own destiny. Making their mark with the acclaimed debut EP ‘Spinning Rooms’ the band won over admirers from across the world and fans including Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6, who have supported ever since.
Through hard work and sheer determination, IST IST continue to plough their own furrow, building a growing catalogue and fanbase in the process. Releasing their debut album ‘Architecture’ in 2020, the LP found significant success in the Indie, Physical and Vinyl Charts upon release and marked the band out as one of the leading lights of an incandescent new era for music born in Manchester.
Following the release of their second album this November, the band will embark on a UK tour in the immediate weeks after. With a sold out show at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, plus a hometown show at Manchester Academy 2, and of course an appearance on 1st December at Birmingham’s dead Wax. you can catch the band at the following dates and venues:
TOUR DATES – WINTER 2021
26 – BLACKPOOL, Bootleg Social
28 – HEBDEN BRIDGE, The Trades Club [SOLD OUT]
1 – BIRMINGHAM, Dead Wax
2 – LONDON, Camden Assembly
3 – BRISTOL, The Louisiana
4 – NOTTINGHAM, Bodega
8 – LEEDS, Hyde Park Book Club
9 – GLASGOW, Broadcast
10 – SHEFFIELD, Record Junkee
11 – MANCHESTER, Academy 2
Tickets on sale here: https://www.musicglue.com/ististmusic