STA is now Ten Years Old

And So I Watch You From Afar World Domination Plans

UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Ireland

EUROSONIC
Phew.... just back home from a great weekend in Gronigen on the flat fields of the Netherlands. We played to a sold out crowd in the famous Vera venue, which has seen, the ASIWYFA wet dream of bands, through the doors from At The Drive In, to The Jesus Lizard, to Shellac, to Trail of Dead. We were very humbled to be gracing its stage. Here's a few vids below of the trip...


SXSW, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK & NYC (MARCH)
It's official folks, we're off to Texas (woohoo). Details coming on where and what shows we'll be doing. Can't wait to get the old Irish skin into the sun, expect some red faces especially from our ginger contingents. In other news we've been confirmed to play this year's Canadian Music Week which we're thrilled about, again we'll let you know where and when our show will take place in the festival. Lastly, we thought it would be rude to go all that way and not pay a visit to New York's fair city (home of Ross, Monica, Joey, Chandler, Pheobe and Rachel). As you can probably predict we are buzzing like children at the prospect of this trip.

CHOICE MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION
This is as big a surprise to the rest of you as it was to us I'm sure, but we've been nominated for this year's Choice Music Prize. It's an absolute honour to even be considered, plus we get to go to a real award ceremony!! We're up there with the likes of Bell X1, Swell Season, Laura Izibor and Codes. It's a real privilege to think that ours songs in anyway merit this so thanks guys.

XFM NEW MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION
Again this came as a complete surprise, but thanks to all you heroes out there who voted for us; we've somehow been nominated for this year's XFM New Music Award. We stick out like a sore thumb in this bunch with the likes of Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Little Boots etc. I know what your thinkin, "Eh?!". Again tho, its an honour to be nominated, especially as it was a public vote, so thanks to you all, as we say over here, "your a lovely bunch of bastards!".

UK "LETTERS EP" TOUR
This is announced and on sale now, and we're delighted to announce that we're gonna be joined by mighty noise bringers LaFaro (http://www.myspace.com/lafaro). We'll have the new EP out with us, and needless to say will be attempting full scale carnage at every show. Please get your tickets now if you haven't already, it'll be worth it to see LaFaro alone, they make my teeth hurt they're so good.

EUROPEAN TOUR
Correct, we haven't forgotten about you guys on the mainland, thanks for all the correspondence and kind words that have been coming in since our last visit. Keep an eye on our myspace as this baby is going to be landing there pretty soon. Stock up on hard hats, knee pads and wrist guards as the last few trips have been fairly intense, you guys know how to rock.

IRISH SHOWS
As if we'd forget about all you Irish heads! so then, we're off to Draperstown and Warrenpoint this weekend, these shows are selling fast so go get yours! We can also announce we'll be doing two mighty shows back to back in Dublin and Derry. The awesome force that is the Richter Collective are putting us on in Andrews Lane Theatre on the 26th March to launch our new EP in the fair city. We will be joined by the ridiculously awesome Bats and Jogging (both Richter Collective signings) this one will cook brains I promise.

Then off to Derry the following night (27th March) to hit the Nerve Centre, this will be our first show up Derry way for a while and we cannot wait. Support is to be confirmed, but needless to say it will be a ferocious bill.

In other news we head across the boarder in next month to play...

11 Feb 2010 20:00
Bakers Place LIMERICK
12 Feb 2010 20:00
Crane Lane Theatre CORK
13 Feb 2010 20:00
Electric Ave WATERFORD

These look to be outrageously good if your feedback is anything to go by. Big thanks to Mitch and Dave at Livewire and the guys at Electric Avenue.

More news coming soon

Over and Out...
Rory