Established in late 2014, IST IST have forged a formidable reputation on the back of uncompromising, intense shows and a fierce DIY work ethic.
Releasing their debut album ‘Architecture’ in the midst of the pandemic in May 2020 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 87th in the UK Top 100 and firmly establishing the band as one of the leading lights of an incandescent new era for music born in Manchester.
The release was supported by a ten-date UK tour including sold out shows at venues such as Manchester Academy, Camden Assembly, The Louisiana in Bristol and the prestigious Hebden Bridge Trades Club. In April 2022 the band were the Very Special Guests to The Mission at their Manchester and London shows. 2023 is going to be great year for IST IST.