Spring Tour 2024
Established in late 2014, IST IST have forged a formidable reputation on the back of uncompromisingly intense live shows and a fierce DIY work ethic. Releasing their debut album ‘Architecture’ in the midst of the pandemic on their own label Kind Violence Records, the LP found significant success in the indie, physical and vinyl charts.
Second album ‘The Art of Lying’ was released in November 2021, peaking at number 87 in the UK Top 100 and firmly establishing the band as one of the leading lights of a new era for music born in Manchester. The release was followed by a ten-date UK tour including sold out shows in Manchester, London and Bristol, as well as a string of sell-out European dates too.
The band released their much-anticipated third album, ‘Protagonists’ in 2023 to huge acclaim, performing to a sold out O2 Ritz in hometown Manchester on the same night. The album charted at an antagonising #41 in the UK album chart, before the group embarked on a huge UK and European tour with sold out shows across the board, including 700 cap Melkweg in Amsterdam.
IST IST return in 2024 off the back of a Live album recorded at that landmark Amsterdam show, with plenty more to come in their tenth year…