Irish Times Feature On ASIWYFA: Instruments Of Change
And So I Watch You From Afar: instruments of change
Just when we were about ready to write off post-rock and instrumental rock as the refuges of those who can’t string two words together, along come And So I Watch You From Afar.
These four desperados arrive armed with a chat-up line of a name and a blistering sonic barrage.
What’s most fascinating about ASIWYFA is where they’ve gone in search of inspiration. While many of their non-singing peers have backed themselves into a corner by repeating the same notes over and over again, the Belfast band take their designs from a vast musical spread. They namecheck Ethiopian jazz, hip-hop and calypso – and these influences do shine through when the band start to play.
Their self-titled debut album arrives next month, and ASIWYFA will probably spend the rest of the year bringing the good word to venues everywhere.
** And So I Watch You From Afar is released on Smalltown America on April 13th. ASIWYFA play Belfast’s Mandela Hall on April 4th and Whelan’s, Dublin on May 3rd.
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