AS IT IS announce one-off acoustic show at All Saints Church
for Banquet Records on December 4th!

* ‘The Great Depression’ set to be the band’s highest
entry to date on the UK Official Album Chart *

As It Is, who are on course for their highest UK Official Album Chart entry to date with new album ‘The Great Depression’have announced a special one-off acoustic performance at Kingston‘s All Saints Church on December 4th, following their forthcoming UK headline tour.

Speaking of the show, guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss says, “Banquet shows are always very special. I’ve been personally going to their shows for close to 10 years now. Whether it’s acoustic in-stores or two sweaty intimate Fighting Cocks shows in a day, every single one we’ve done means a lot to us and marks each of our releases. This time around we’re doing something a little different, playing a full band acoustic set in All Saints Church. With The Great Depression being a much more sonically expansive record than we’ve ever done we’re excited to re-imagine these songs in a quiet intimate context (and maybe you’ll even hear a taste of these versions beforehand… ) . This will be our final show of the whirlwind that’s been 2018 and we hope you come and celebrate the best year this bands ever experienced with us.”

AS IT IS – ‘The Stigma’ (Boys Don’t Cry)
AN INTRODUCTION TO ‘THE GREAT DEPRESSION’
FROM VOCALIST PATTY WALTERS:
“The Great Depression’ is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We’ve approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas.  More so than ever before, we’ll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change.”

MORE ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
When music is as its best, it is capable of holding a mirror up to the human condition in a way few other art forms can ever match.

In the hands of the observant, the erudite, the compassionate and the philosophical, music allows us to better understand who we are and feel powerfully less alone.

With their third album ‘The Great Depression’, As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do.

Across ‘The Great Depression’s dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around ‘reaching out to talk’ is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words.

‘The Great Depression’ is available now at:
https://fanlink.to/thegreatdepression

THE GREAT DEPRESSION
UK HEADLINE SHOWS

November
25: BRISTOL Thekla
26: EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
28: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
29: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute

December
01: LONDON o2 Forum Kentish Town

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