““Nothing More Nothing Less” is an easy love tune actually written from a lady’s perspective who isn’t precisely positive what she needs.”
Infusing atmospheric synthesisers and inspiriting backing vocals into their signature post-punk sound, “Nothing More Nothing Less” sees IST IST delivering one among their most cathartic and climactic singles thus far.
“Nothing More Nothing Less” arrives because the next-in-line in a string of fascinating singles to have been launched in latest months, with “Something Has To Give”, “Stamp You Out” and “Mary in The Black and White Room”, all main the way in which to their upcoming ‘Protagonists’ LP later this month (31 March). A file all about new beginnings, the album will contact on the trials and tribulations of affection, difficult household relationships, and the sensation of being trapped by the previous. The title is impressed by songwriter Adam Houghton’s magpie-like technique of writing, with its songs putting distinguished characters, fictional and non-fictional, into dystopian worlds with new and unsure outcomes. Recorded and blended by Michael Whalley and IST IST at Milkshed Studios, the album was mastered by the legendary Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (The Nationwide, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol) and as its precursory singles counsel it’ll see Ist Ist traversing a broader spectrum of genres and sounds than ever earlier than.
Alongside the album, IST IST additionally delighted to substantiate information of one other thrilling enterprise – a model new group studio. Performing in response to the shock closure of the Brunswick Mill rehearsal areas earlier this month, a facility utilized by IST IST since 2018 but additionally numerous artists from throughout Manchester, the band give up their day-jobs and have determined to determine their very own rehearsal rooms. Constructed with their very own naked palms and situated on the third ground at Nile Mill A in Oldham with simply shy of 4,000 sq ft of house, KVR Studios goals to supply a protected house to all the creatives within the metropolis who’ve been evicted from Brunswick Mill and comparable areas blighted by gentrification. The studio will boast 9 rehearsal rooms in complete, a blackout picture studio sufficiently big for photoshoots and movies, and lockable storage areas to retailer gear. With 24 hour entry to the amenities to accommodate all schedules and wishes, rooms will likely be out there to lease in 4 hour blocks or month-to-month, with multi-band sharing alternatives additionally out there.
Opening its doorways in early April 2023, Andy Keating of IST IST elaborates on the launch of KVR Studios and their motivations for the brand new undertaking:
“This is the second time we’ve been in this situation, as I’m sure a lot of other bands have been. Instead of becoming a tenant elsewhere and potentially having to share a room with other bands which brings its own logistical headaches, we decided to establish KVR Studios, named after our label Kind Violence Records. We want our space to be somewhere where bands and artists want to hang out and for it to be an aspirational place to rehearse, write and create.”
Touring their newest work, IST IST will likely be hitting the highway for a run of UK headline reveals in Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and London, plus units at this yr’s SXSW pageant in Austin, TX and Whitby’s Tomorrow’s Ghosts Pageant. There can even be an unmissable hometown launch of ‘Protagonists’ on the O2 Ritz in Manchester on 31 March. As a particular gesture of assist for NHS employees amidst this turbulent time, IST IST additionally introduced just lately that 100 FREE TICKETS had been reserved particularly for music followers working within the service.