Founded 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. They firmly established themselves as one of the leading lights of a new era for music born in Manchester when second album ‘The Art of Lying’ reached number 87 in the UK Top 100 in late 2021. The release was followed by a ten-date UK tour including sold out shows in Manchester, London, Hebden Bridge and Bristol, as well as a string of sell-out European dates too.
The band will release their much-anticipated third album, ‘Protagonists’ in 2023 and play a huge hometown headliner at the O2 Ritz in Manchester on release day.