As It Is

As It Is
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting






As It Is is a pop punk band from Brighton, UK, that cites American pop punks The Wonder Years as a major influence. Formed in 2012 with the aid of the online service Join My Band, they took just a few months to self-release their debut EP, ‘Two Track’. Over the next two years they released three more EPs under their own steam until they were signed by Fearless Records. Their full-length debut ‘Never Happy, Ever After’ dropped just 6 weeks later. Hailed as the UK’s new pop punk poster boys, As It Is writes emotional and heartfelt lyrics that ring true to an entire generation of wasted youths. Late 2016 they started work on their second studio album, ‘okay.’, which came out early 2017. Some of the tracks are upbeat and catchy, whereas others have more of a straightforward rock vibe. As it is, As It Is is well worth a listen. (#GMM17)