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Letters Reviewed In Rock Midgets

"...A lesson in how to stick a much needed rocket up post-rock's arse."

Last year And So I Watch You From Afar somehow found time to play 170 shows across Europe and release their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Any thoughts of the Belfast-based four-piece taking their foot off the accelerator in 2010 have already been eradicated with the release of The Letters EP. What's great to report is that despite all their time on the road and with their full-length not yet 12 months old, ASIWYFA's quality filter remains sky high. Showcased in their recent split with BSM's Talons, 'D Is For Django The Bastard' is a lesson in how to stick a much needed rocket up post-rock's arse, opening salvo 'S Is For Salamander' illustrates how the band are capable of delivering monstrously heavy riffs like few others around today, while clocking in at just under seven minutes long 'K is for Killing Spree (An Ode To)' is a hydra-headed beast of a track and stands out as the EP's towering highlight. With album number two set for a spring release there's simply no stopping ASIWYFA - and when they produce music so continually excellent as this - thank fuck for that. 4/5

- Dan Jones, Rock Midgets