Thomas Forrester

As It Is – O2 Ritz, Manchester (28th November 2018)

Indeed, rather strangely, it seems As It Is have tapped into something very contemporary, by reviving something that supposedly died out a decade ago. By aesthetically aping bands such as My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and Thursday, and singing about mental health so openly, they have invoked nostalgia for a breed of post-hardcore that the current scene wasn’t aware that it was missing.

Thomas Forrester

I'm a Manchester-based music fan, with a love for pop-punk, emo and American indie-rock. Writing about all three has become a real passion.