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ASIWYFA Album And Tour New In State Magazine

'Belfast’s premier instrumentalist types And So I Watch You From Afar have confirmed details of their debut album and a massive Irish and UK tour in support'

Belfast’s premier instrumentalist types And So I Watch You From Afar have confirmed details of their debut album and a massive Irish and UK tour in support.

Released on the Small Town America label (home to Fighting With Wire), the self titled record will arive on April 13th. Praise for album has already been widespread, including Huw Stephen’s Album of the Week, four K’s in Kerrang!, 10/10 from Radio One, Band Of The Year from ATL, in the Top Ten Northern Irish Songs of our lifetime from Alternative Ulster, glowing reviews in the NME and Top 50 Albums of 08, Ones To Watch 09 in Rock Sound and extensive radio play in from RTE 2FM, Phantom FM and Limerick’s Live 95FM.

Live dates, meanwhile, include the following Irish shows:

26 Mar Nerve Centre, Derry
28 Mar The Squarepeg, Warrenpoint
3 Apr Cellar Bar - G Session, Draperstown
4 Apr ALBUM LAUNCH @ MANDELA HALL, Belfast w/ Lowly Knights, Adebisi Shank & Pocket Billiards
23 Apr Derry Album Launch - Club Smalltown@Masons
25 Apr Portrush Album Launch - The Retro
30 Apr Baker Place w/ Maybeshewill, Limerick
1 May The Quad w/Maybeshewill, Cork
3 May Club AC30 Upstairs@Whelans w/Maybeshewill, Dublin

There are also UK dates stretching into the summer. Keep an eye out too for a very special State related show.

- Phil Udell, State