As It Is (often stylized as ΛS IT IS or Λ\\) is a British pop punk 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, guitarist and vocalist Ben Langford-Biss, guitarist Andy Westhead, bassist Alistair Testo, and drummer Patrick Foley.
The band has released four EPs and one album, titled Never Happy, Ever After, which was released by Fearless Records on 20 of April 2015 in Europe and on 21 April 2015 in the US. The group's second album, okay., is set for release on 20 January 2017.
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 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".
The band performed at every date on the 2015 edition of Warped Tour. The band performed at the 2015 Reading and Leeds Festivals Festivals in the United Kingdom.
The band's second album is set to release on 20 January 2017.
As It Is has been described as a pop punk band with a "melodic, earnest, emo-inspired" sound, compared to the early material of Taking Back Sunday and The Starting Line. The Wonder Years has been listed as a big influence. Never Happy, Ever After has been described as emo and pop punk. Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments