Friday 8 March 2024


IST IST return with a new single, Lost My Shadow, the first fruits of their recent recording sessions for their as-yet-unannounced fourth album.  Featuring many of their trademark characteristics, but with a crisper more direct sounding purpose to it, the song ushers in what promises to be their most successful year to date.

Lost My Shadow was showcased at their supports with The Mission last year and their sold-out Independent Venue week shows in January and February and has already become a crowd favourite and promises to be a statement of intent live show opener as they head off on their biggest tour to date taking in Netherlands, where they've already sold over 1,000 tickets for their Nijmegen show, Germany, Belgium and Scandinavia before returning to the UK in April. 

IST IST's frontman Adam Houghton explains the meaning of the song - "Your Shadow is the last thing you own after you've lost everything else. Someone who has nothing left to lose has everything to gain and it makes them fearless. Maybe the position we've found ourselves in, where we need to fearless and take this band far and wide was on my mind. I can't wait for people to hear the new track and the album. I know it's the best thing we've done. We're levelling things up constantly, the songs are stronger and it feels like we've worked with Joe (Cross) forever. The energy of the recording session comes through in the music."

Bassist Andy Keating is even more vocal about the band and their success following last year's album Protagonists cracking the Top 50 and their live audiences growing rapidly - "Our track record speaks for itself. Our fans know that. We've had chart success, we've headlined The Ritz and we're packing out venues across Europe now. The new music is bolder than ever and we just want more people to hear it and love it. We've been politely knocking on the door for the best part of a decade but if no-one feels like answering it, we'll just kick it down."

They play Paris L'International (March 12), Cologne Blue Shell (13), Berlin Kantine Am Berghain (14), Copenhagen Loppen (16), Stockholm Bar Brooklyn (17), Gothenburg Pustevik (18), Oslo John Dee (19), Hamburg Hebebuhne (21), Groningen Vera (22), Brussels Ways Around Festival (23), Hilversum De Vorstin (24), Nijmegen Doornroosje (26), Rotterdam Rotown (27), Paaspop (30), Birmingham Hare And Hounds (April 4), Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (5), London Moth Club (6), Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (11), York Fulford Arms (12), Leeds Key Club (18), Liverpool Arts Club (19), Norwich Waterfront (20), Manchester New Century (October 19) and Whitby Tomorrows Ghosts Festival (November 1).

IST IST are on Facebook and Twitter. Their albums can be ordered via their website. Digital versions of their previous limited edition releases and a number of live field recordings are available to download from their Bandcamp

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