Brighton pop-punks As It Is treated us to an enchanting acoustic show ahead of Slam Dunk Festival.
Just before their appearance at last month’s Slam Dunk Festival and after announcing their newest album The Great Depression, As It Is played a few small acoustic shows across the UK including one at the gorgeous setting of London’s St Pancras Old Church. Support came from Dream State and Luke Rainsford.
Ahead of the shows vocalist Patty Walters said “We’re genuinely so excited to be doing these super intimate and stripped-back acoustic shows, just a few months after our biggest UK headline tour to date. We’re fully reimagining most of our catalogue to make these shows totally new and unique. We’ll also be recounting the inspiration and stories behind some of these songs, some of which we’ve never shared before. This is going to be a very special tour for us, and we can’t wait to see you there.”
There is always something special about acoustic shows, it’s the way they show the origin of each song, before it hit the studio and was subject to producing. Acoustic shows are genre-less spotlights on the artist’s talent and skills. And such is tonight’s show. The short, but very sweet set kicks off with Patchwork Love off of the band’s 2017 release Okay.
Their 50’s style version of Hey Rachel is just one of the many special songs performed tonight. Patty Walters and Co also take us way back with Cheap Shots & Setbacks from 2015’s Never Happy, Ever After.
In between songs, As It Is tell us stories behind their tracks and even add a little Q&A session for fans to ask the band any burning question they may have. This only adds to the intimate feel of the show, and with fans as dedicated as theirs, As It Is deliver a gig their fans will sure never forget.
The band round up the evening by giving their hit single and fan favorite Dial Tones the acoustic treatment, as well as a performance of their brand new single The Wounded World which gave us a taster of the quartet’s soon to be released new album The Great Depression.