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Ist Ist @ Hard Club

IST IST + NERVES + Esben and the Witch

Hard Club, Porto, PT

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Ist Ist make their Portuguese debut and play the third edition of the Post Punk Strikes Back festival at Hard Club, Porto.

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Established in late 2014, Ist Ist have forged a formidable reputation on the back of uncompromising, intense headline shows at prestigious Manchester venues such as The Ritz, Gorilla and The Deaf Institute. Through word of mouth and two UK tours, they have grown in size without label or management support to the point where they are outselling established touring bands.

Accompanying these live shows, the band have released five singles and in April 2018, their debut EP 'Spinning Rooms' was greeted with acclaim from independent publications, won admirers from across the world and received regular airplay from Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6.

Expanding to a four-piece at the conclusion of the 2018 tour, second EP 'Everything Is Different Now' was released in January 2019 to similar acclaim and supported by a second UK tour.

Regularly condemned as too ‘out there’ to be successful; through sheer determination, hard work and a bulging catalogue of songs, Ist Ist continue to silence the doubters and move from strength to strength. Displaying an arrogance akin to the greatest Manchester bands, Ist Ist are constructing their own mould rather than attempting to fit into one. It’s time to listen.

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NERVES are a four-piece punk band from South London. Influenced and driven by a diverse palette of music styles and the bustling grind of their beloved capital, the four friends decided to trade in Friday night pints at the pub for a rehearsal room in South West London early in 2018. The band consist of Jack Evans on vocals, Jack Cosson on lead guitar, Mike Wood on bass and Josh Upil on drums. With a muscular rhythm section, moody guitar tones and visceral vocals tales their sound exudes both sharp intensity and melodic aesthetic.

Their debut EP Put A Plaster On It was released on 12th October 2018 and is a glimpse into their journey since starting the band. A snapshot of where it all began and how they came to craft their identity and sound. They're currently playing live in and around London and working on a new release for 2019. Expect a set full of adrenaline, energy and light-hearted humour.

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