ist ist announce debut album and UK tour

Manchester gigs - ist ist

Manchester post-punkers ist ist have announced their debut album, its leading single and a UK tour including a Manchester gig at Manchester Academy 2.

Ahead of a show tonight at Sacred Trinity Church, the quartet have confirmed that their debut album Architecture will be released on 1 May.

ist ist have also released new single Wolves which will be celebrated tonight with a single launch show at Sacred Trinity Church.

The dark, brooding, eerie electronica influenced track documents a woman’s descent into paranoia and nightmares of wolves taking her child – the animals themselves a metaphor for social services.

The track is accompanying by an equally visually dark video with greyscale visuals flicking across the screen, joined by kaleidoscopic images of wolves, coal, and the bleak brutalist architecture that’s played such a permanent part in ist ist’s imagery.

In support of the album, ist ist will also be heading out on a seven date UK tour including a Manchester gig at Manchester Academy 2.

When do ist ist headline at Manchester Academy 2?

ist ist headline at Manchester Academy 2 on 9 May 2020.  The Manchester gig is one of seven UK tour dates announced:
6 May   –   Nottingham, Bodega
7 May   –   Bristol, Louisiana
8 May   –   London, Camden Assembly
9 May   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
13 May   –   Birmingham, Dead Wax Social
14 May   –   Sheffield, Record Junkee
16 May   –   Glasgow, Broadcast

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