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 87in 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 will release their much-anticipated third album, ‘Protagonists’ in 2023.

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Events featuring IST IST

Mar 16, 2023
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Mar 17, 2023
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Presented by
Scruff of the Neck
Manchester, UK-ENGLAND
Professional Connections
IST IST is seeking the following:
  • Brand Partnership
  • Distribution - US
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Sync/Music Supervisors