Brighton quartet, As It Is, have today announced the release of their new album, The Great Depression, (out August 10th on Fearless Records) with new single, “The Wounded World”. Pre-order options are available now here.

Speaking of the track and the accompanying video, frontman Patty Walters says, “The Wounded World’ is a commentary on the polarised and volatile modern reality, which we’ve allowed. The video depicts a not-so-distant dystopia, where present-day headlines and technologies are displayed in exhibits as the warning signs of an impending disaster. I feel that we as a society have embodied a destructive habit of talking without listening, surrounding ourselves with alternative facts and headlines, totally void of open-mindedness or empathy. Despite the labels and beliefs that all too often divide us, we are one people, and we’re all to blame.”
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“The Great Depression’ is about the societal romanticization of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We’ve approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas. More so than ever before, we’ll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change.”


When music is as its best, it is capable of holding a mirror up to the human condition in a way few other art forms can ever match.

In the hands of the observant, the erudite, the compassionate and the philosophical, music allows us to better understand who we are and feel powerfully less alone.

With their third album ‘The Great Depression’, As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do.

Across ‘The Great Depression’s dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around ‘reaching out to talk’ is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words.
Stage I: Denial
1. The Great Depression
2. The Wounded World
3. The Fire, The Dark
Stage II: Anger
4. The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry)
5. The Handwritten Letter
6. The Question, The Answer
Stage III: Bargaining
7. The Reaper (ft. Aaron Gillespie)
8. The Two Tongues (Screaming Salvation)
9. The Truth I’ll Never Tell
Stage IV: Acceptance
10. The Haunting
11. The Hurt, The Hope
12. The End.
As It Is will play the Vans Warped Tour all summer long from June 21 through Aug. 5. Full tour routing below. For tickets and more info, visit and
June-21 Pomona Fairplex, Pomona CA
June-22 SDCCU Stadium Lot, San Diego CA
Jun-23 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA
Jun-24 Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura CA
Jun-28 AK-Chin Pavillion, Phoenix AZ
Jun-29 Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Vegas NV
Jun-30 Usana Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City UT
Jul-1 Pepsi Center, Denver CO
Jul-3 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, Marlyand Heights MO
Jul-5 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs KS
Jul-6 Starplex Pavilion, Dallas TX
Jul-7 AT&T Center, San Antonio TX
Jul-8 NRG Park – Main Street Lot, Houston TX
Jul-10 Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville TN
Jul-12 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach VA
Jul-13 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
Jul-14 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
Jul-15 Xfinity Theatre, Hartford CT
Jul-16 Keybank Pavilion, Burgettstown PA
Jul-17 The Flats at Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON
Jul-18 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls OH
Jul-19 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
Jul-20 Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Detroit MI
Jul-21 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, Tinley Park IL
Jul-22 Canterbury Park, Shakopee MN
Jul-23 American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI
Jul-24 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville IN
Jul-25 Darien Lake Pac, Darien Center NY
Jul-26 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton PA
Jul-27 Xfinity Center, Mansfield MA
Jul-28 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh NY
Jul-29 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD
Jul-30 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, Charlotte NC
July-31 TCellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta GA
Aug-2 The Old Cypress Lot Near Met Park, Jacksonville FL
Aug-3 Tinker Field, Orlando FL
Aug-4 Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa FL
Aug-5 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL
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