Ist Ist @ The Lantern


The Lantern, Halifax, GB

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Ist Ist play The Lantern in Halifax on Friday 31st January as part of Independent Venue Week 2020.

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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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