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9 Things We Learned About As It Is From Their Instagram Takeover Yesterday

Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler 29 January 2015 at 17.07

We let Brighton pop-punk newcomers As It Is loose with our Instagram account for 24 hours. Thankfully we got it all back in one piece - save for some bumps and scrapes - and we learned a few things about them on the way.

1. They have a fantastic collection of sleeping-bags and pillows.


GOOD MORNING! We're @asitisofficial and we hope you're as lively as we are this morning! #asitistakeover

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We're especially big fans of vocalist Patty Walter's flowery little number in the back there. Most becoming.

2. Patty loves himself a dog. Maybe a little too much.


Patty's wake up call! #asitistakeover

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Dirty boy! In your bed!

3. It's impossible to get over their MONSTROUS pillow game. 


Southampton we have arrived after a sleepy drive! Ready to play Joiners tonight! #asitistakeover

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Everybody get up, it's time to slam now...

4. Everyone needs a windbreaker during soundcheck


Serious soundcheck time. #asitistakeover

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If the average Joiners show is anything to go by, there's no way those stayed on for long.

5. Their album artwork is coming along nicely. 

Looking slick boys! Ta for the sneak peek. What version of Photoshop is that by the way? Looks fancy.

6. 'Dial Tones' absolutely rips live. 


Southampton that was crazy! #asitistakeover

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Look at that crowd! They're loving it.

7. They're no strangers to some sick ink. 


Best tattoo of the tour. @iandprice #asitistakeover #priceisnice

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Just brilliant.

8.  They're maybe not the pop-punk heart-throbs we had them down as.


SUM1 LUV US PLZ #asitistakeover

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Just look at the pair of them! OH WHAT ARE YOU LIKE.

9. Above it all, they're a really nice, polite bunch of guys.

...even though they spoilt it a bit at the the end, there.

So that's what we learned. If you want to see more of this sort of thing, let us know on Twitter / Facebook / by email who we should have take over our Instagram next.

As It Is are just finishing up their UK leg of their current European tour, but they'll be back soon. Their outstanding UK dates are as follows:

29 - LONDON Old Blue Last
30 - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

25 - BRISTOL Hit The Deck Festival
26 - NOTTINGHAM Hit The Deck Festival

If you want to learn a little more about As It Is, make sure to read up on their Sounds of 2015 feature in RS196, where Patty details the band's crazy journey from their first tour, to nabbing a deal with Fearless Records in the space of a year.



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