IST IST’s latest single, ‘The Kiss’, serves as a tantalising precursor to their forthcoming album, ‘Light A Bigger Fire‘. Fresh from a triumphant headline tour, the Manchester-based quartet demonstrates a remarkable evolution in their sound and stage presence.

‘The Kiss’ encapsulates IST IST’s magnetic energy, captured vividly in the accompanying atmospheric video filmed during their recent Dutch shows. The track pulsates with a raw intensity, drawing listeners into its brooding atmosphere from the outset. Frontman Adam Houghton’s emotive vocals soar over a backdrop of hypnotic rhythms and swirling guitars, creating a sonic landscape that is both immersive and arresting.

As Houghton asserts, ‘Light A Bigger Fire‘ is poised to elevate the band’s studio output to new heights, mirroring the electrifying experience of their live performances. With a palpable sense of purpose, IST IST harnesses the production expertise of Joe Cross, known for his work with acclaimed acts such as Courteeners and Hurts, to craft a record that brims with authenticity and passion.

Beyond their musical prowess, IST IST’s DIY ethos and unwavering commitment to their craft shine through. From establishing their own rehearsal studios to selling out venues across Europe, the band’s relentless dedication has propelled them to the forefront of the indie scene.

‘The Kiss’ not only showcases IST IST’s sonic evolution but also serves as a testament to their enduring appeal. With previous accolades from BBC 6Music and Radio X bolstering their reputation, the band’s trajectory shows no signs of slowing down. As they embark on their next chapter, IST IST is poised to ignite a blaze that will resonate far beyond the confines of their hometown.

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