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As It Is Might Have Just Released The Best Pop-Punk Tune Of 2015 So Far

Andy Ritchie
Andy Ritchie 20 January 2015 at 10.01

The Brighton pop-punkers have dropped their first slice of new music from upcoming debut 'Never Happy, Ever After'. Honestly, this is huge. 

That up there is the new single / video for 'Dial Tones' by Brighton pop-punkers As It Is. Watch it. Enjoy it. Watch it again. You will. We did a lot this morning.

The track is taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Never Happy, Ever After', which is coming out later this year through Fearless Records.

As frontman Patty Walters explains, the track is all about the pains of being away from your loved ones when you've got some work to do:

"We wrote 'Dial Tones' quite late in the writing process, which is massively apparent in the lyrics. The five of us hadn't seen our girlfriends in nearly four months, knowing we'd see them even less this year, which we all started handling quite badly. I think it was the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with - making the decision to hurt the person you love most to follow your dream."

Patty continues: "The lyrics were mine and Ben's way of dealing with the guilt and shame we both felt, that all five of us felt, everyday. Dial Tones is a song I have a tremendous amount of pride for. It feels like a pat on the back when it gets stuck in someone's head. I'm genuinely so excited to finally be releasing the first glimpse into our album."

As It Is are out on the road this week supporting Save Your Breath on the latter's last ever tour. Cardinals also support:

22 - MANCHESTER Sound Control
23 - GLASGOW Audio
24 - LEEDS Key Club
25 - BIRMINGHAM Asylum
26 - BRISTOL Exchange
27 - NOTTINGHAM Basement
28 - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
29 - LONDON Old Blue Last
30 - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

You want MORE As It Is? Of course you do. Have a read of the new issue of Rock Sound, then! Inside, Patty Walters tells you EVERYTHING about the band's story so far, and what's to come from them in the year ahead.

For more of that, download the new mag now, order a copy to your door or pick it up from UK stores today. Don't know where to find a copy? Punch your postcode into this ol' thing and we'll tell you!

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