About As It Is
As It Is is a British-American rock band based in Brighton, England. The band was formed in 2012, and signed to Fearless Records on 2 October 2014. The group consists of lead vocalist Patty Walters, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Langford-Biss, lead guitarist Ronnie Ish, bassist Alistair Testo, and drummer Patrick Foley.
The band has released four EPs and three albums, titled Never Happy, Ever After, which was released by Fearless Records on 20 April 2015 in Europe and on 21 April 2015 in the US.okay., which was released on 20 January 2017 and The Great Depression, released 10 August 2018.
As It Is was started in spring 2012 by Minnesota-born Patty Walters, who posted an advertisement stating that he was looking for musicians to be in a pop-punk band using the online service Join My Band. Andy Westhead and Patrick Foley replied to the advertisement and were accepted into the band along with Benjamin Langford-Biss who Walters knew from university. The band's name comes from a lyric in a song by the American straight edge hardcore band Have Heart.
Walters began his own career by posting videos on his YouTube channel of songs he covered. After the band's formation, instead of just a solo cover, the band as a whole worked on a cover of Fat Lip by Sum 41. As the band's career started to gain more traction, he posted less often until he finally announced in the video titled "A New Chapter." that he would go on an undetermined hiatus for the channel and would be focusing his efforts on As It Is.
The band played local shows for the first couple of years before their first few tours shortly after releasing their fourth EP This Mind of Mine, touring the UK and Europe. The band received a large response from these tours and signed to Fearless Records in October 2014, becoming the first UK band to sign to the label. The band members began working on the group's debut full-length album in 2014 in Florida with producer James Paul Wisner.
The band's debut full-length, Never Happy, Ever After was released on 20 April 2015 in Europe and the following in the United States under Fearless Records. Three singles were released from the album, "Dial Tones", "Concrete" and "Cheap Shots & Setbacks".
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