Dark and depraved, South Manchester post-punks Ist Ist unleash their second single Night’s Arm.
Back before April, very little was known about Ist Ist, the band instead preferring to shroud themselves in strobe lights, letting their monolithic back end do the talking for them. A thunderous debut single changed all that.
As imposing as it was unsettling, White Swan reflected the grey palette and cloying, brutalist architecture of the band’s home-town of Stockport; an ode to vice, it saw Ist Ist make a crucial early impression.
Four months later, the trio are back with their latest single Night’s Arm, a track that Louder Than War are pleased to premiere. It builds on the initial brooding nature of their debut, but feels like the next logical step forward for a band whose sound matches only their ambition.