As It Is – O2 Academy 2, Leicester (14/3/2019)

Brighton’s pop punkers As It Is swung by Leicester for the penultimate date of the Intimate Depression Tour, performing to a packed out newly refurbished O2 Academy 2.

These shows were special for many reasons as it shows the band playing smaller/more intimate venues to many cities that don’t often get big names play.

As this tour is still in the Great Depression album cycle most of their set did consist of songs from that record with many of them getting their live debut on this run. The band also included their cover of The Postal Service’s ’Such Great Heights’ which was featured on the Songs That Saved My Life compilation. Regardless of whatever song they played fans were still singing along word for word it really did show how passionate some of these fans were about this band. 

Considering the band had just come off a month of touring the states and very little time to recover they went straight into this tour and with it coming to a close the As It Is still managed to bring the intense energy and get everyone feeling like they are apart of something special that night.

It was great to see a band of this calibre play a venue like this I’d be surprised if As It Is would return to play the city. They definitely bought the vibe with them that night if anyone was lucky enough to make it out to one of these shows, they are going to be ones of the history books.

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