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IMRO Review FWW's "Sugar"

'Lyrically introspective, "Sugar" showcases the band at its melodic best'

Fighting With Wire return with the third single from their debut album 'Man Vs Monster'. Following in the footsteps of "Everyone Needs A Nemesis" and "All For Nothing" - "Sugar" underlines the Derry three-piece's position as the band to watch in 2009.

Lyrically introspective, "Sugar" showcases the band at its melodic best. The big choruses and monster guitar changes that have become their live trademark are unmistakably present, however "Sugar" illustrates Fighting With Wire’s desire to move the listener in more ways than just the physical.

Fighting With Wire emerged from the ever creative Northern Ireland music scene in 2003, the brainchild of guitarist Cahir O’Doherty (Jetplane Landing / Clearshot) and drummer Craig McKean (Clearshot). An idealistic bunch, they’ve since done what rock bands are meant to do: they wrote a bunch of songs, and took to the road. The last three years has seen them play shows with the likes of Reuben, Biffy Clyro, Million Dead, Seafood, YCNI:M and Future Of The Left, racking up hundreds of miles and honing their live show into a ferocious explosion in the process. After putting out a number of limited edition DIY singles, they took a breather at the end of 2006 and finally started work on their longawaited debut album. Recorded in Northern Ireland and finally completed in mid-2007, 'Man Vs Monster' is a dynamic beast of a record – raging out of your speakers one moment yet gentle and intricate the next, and all without losing focus of what’s important: the song.. What’s next for Fighting With Wire? More touring and more songs, we would expect.

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