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Warpsicord Drops!

Alan MX is brilliant. A musical mind as colourful and playful as a fairground, and a voice that reminds you how good Tom Vek was.

200 Top Albums (2000-2009) #50 - And So I Watch You From Afar

4 Or 5 Magicians: Preaching To The Converted

4 or 5 Magicians finally “made it”.

The 405 Review Alan MX

"...One of the last saving graces..."

ASIWYFA Xmas Bash

"A giant screen broadcasts images ranging from a scratchy Blair Witch style version of their logo, and The Machine has a slightly disturbing Santa."

ASIWYFA: Green & Live's 4th Best Album Of 2009

This Album's Certainly Neither Empty Or Derivative

"...Bands can be funny and opinionated but also creative."

ASIWYFA's Tony On The Band's Debut Ulster Hall Show

"Wright is unlikely to be reaching for the Kleenex anytime soon."

Albums Of The Year # 19: ASIWYFA

"...It's just an hour long rush of energy played incredibly well."

ASIWYFA In God Is In The TV Best Of 2009 Shortlist

Another day, another Best Of 2009 shortlist placing for And So I Watch You From Afar, this time from the excellent God Is In The TV blog - see below then vote ASI.

And So I Watch You From Afar's Albums Of The Decade

Letters EP Review

"Edgy, staccato, and exploring a little subtlety and a lot of thunderous noise..."

Post Rock Heroes

"...You sift through my post-rock collection and you say "ahhh, yes, this is the one."

ASIWYFA Voted Best Record Of The Decade: Alternative Ulster

Empty, Deprived Pop Songs at No. 21

"This is no style over content affair."

The Moi Non Plus Tipped For 2010

Road Records Album Of The Year

"There's no other way of saying this, this band are immense."

The Prize Fighter, Alan MX

"...Tragic lyrics are earnestly delivered against a backdrop of joyous whirring and chirping."

4O5M 3 Stars

Raw but effective

ASIWYFA 16th Best Album Of The 2000s: State

No16: And So I Watch You From Afar- Albums Of The Decade

ASIWYFA 6th Best Album Of 2009: Rock Sound

And So I Watch You From Afar Take Control Of The Entire Room

4 Or 5 To Watch in 2010

4 Or 5 Magicians Bandwagon.

"The band’s sound nevertheless far outweighs the weary cynicism in much of the lyrics"

Talons Vs ASIWYFA Let The Game Begin

"...The Thriller in Manilla of Post-Hardcore!"

Talons Vs ASIWYFA

"...Sounding like soundtrack to an unwritten Ang Lee or Darren Aronofsky epic..."

Clicky Clicky Its Calorie Time

No-bullshit melodic, sculpted punkwhatever

The Moi Non Plus Are Interested In Noise

Call it post-punk, or post-post-punk or post-hartcore, but whatever you call it, The Moi Non Plus's sound is certainly post-modern, bordering on total nihilism.

4 Or 5 Magicians, A Lo-Fi Thing

Alam MX Reviewed By Road Records

"...its very very clever and highly enjoyable too."

AU Talks To Let Our Enemies Bewere

"...The aural equivalent of a nervous breakdown,"

BBC Music Review 4 Or 5 Magicians

The realities of life as a 20-something man in an underground band are laid bare.

The Irish News Feature 4 Or 5 Magicians

You might well have discovered a new band that could be your life.

Brings The Pain In Fine Style

Conjures up memories of Sonic Youth at their most dissonant and spectral, briefly invoking the ghost of Radiohead present before exploding into a ferociously heavy climax.

More Magician Love From Rock Sound

Lo-fi as hell - top stuff.

Rock Sound Review Let Our Enemies Beware

A healthy dose of visceral post-hardcore.

Rock Sound Chat To Dan From 4 Or 5 Magicians

The golden age of American indie-rock with topical, British lyrics

Rock Sound Review LOEB

Display their innovative influences on their collective sleeve.

Both Bars On Review Against Karate

Oh Yes, his is a beauty.

The Moi Non Plus: Rockfeedback Feature

Sound On The Ground Talk The Moi Non Plus

The Moi Non Plus are like Slint. But on ACID. FAST ACID. REALLY FAST GUITAR ACID

And So I Watch You From Afar - 'Best Live Video'

Drowned In Sound Reivew The Moi Non Plus

"A dissonant aural Treat"

The 405 Interview the Moi Non Plus

ASIWYFA, Band Of The Year?

The message of intention is clear, prepare yourselves for the night of your lives.

4 Or 5 Magicians Live

"Moving from being "hotly tipped" to the bedroom speakers of every slacker in the country."

Muso's Guide Introduce The Moi Non Plus

"And here we present to you The Moi Non Plus, a most excellent band that we’ve talked into writing a little piece about themselves..."

AU Review Let Our Enemies Beware Album

'...As unrelentingly inspired as it is unforgettable'.

The Moi Non Plus Album Review

Shot through with angst and sedated by their saturation in anti-pop.