“Manchester’s post-punk masters return with another blink and you’ll miss it 12″.” – Piccadilly Records
Following on from the underground success of their debut EP ‘Spinning Rooms’, IST IST release their second EP ‘Everything Is Different Now’ on January 25th ahead of a UK tour.
The band received their national radio debut on BBC Radio 6 courtesy of Steve Lamacq and continued to outperform established touring artists for much of 2018, including two sold out hometown shows. Whilst much of the untamed ferocity from the band’s early live outings has subsided, their stagecraft, intensity and presence has never wavered.
‘Everything Is Different Now’ represents genuine evolution from the band. Their first release as a quartet; drum-heavy opener ‘Exist’ kicks things off and is followed by the inward-looking ‘Son Is The Father.’ The duelling guitar blast of ‘Jennifer’s Lips’ is unquestionably the band’s most radio-friendly effort to date. ‘I Want To Disappear’ channels claustrophobic ambient sounds with electronic drums before the brooding crescendo of ‘Undignified’ brings the EP to a close.
In keeping with previous Ist Ist releases, ‘Everything Is Different Now’ is available on 12″ vinyl, including a limited edition translucent red colourway, CD and across all digital platforms.
‘Exist’, the EP’s lead single, is accompanied by a video shot in Paris and interspersed with live footage from the band’s sold-out show at St Philip’s Church in August 2018. ‘Jennifer’s Lips’, the second single, is due for release on January 18th, one week before the EP release date.
Ist Ist Live Dates:
9th March Sheffield Cafe Totem
15th March Nottingham Rough Trade
16th March Manchester Gorilla
30th March Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s