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ASIWYFA, XFM And More Letters.

'This Is The Most Thrilling Racket.

And So I Watch You From Afar World Domination Plans

UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Ireland

ASIWYFA At Eurosonic

A dynamic, explosive and thrilling set.

Alan MX Cluas' 7.5/10

"It's different, complicated, and really very good."

ASIWYFA = Letters

"K Is For Killing Spree (An Ode To)" displays both both the poised focus of a metal song and the perspective of post-rocks' grander moments, and eventually culminates in an epic cascade of instrumentation that no listener will soon forget.

Irish Daily Star reviews 'Warpsichord'

'Its instinctive urge to innovate is married to a commendable pop sensibility.'

Heavier-Than-Air Blog Tip 4 Or 5 Magicians

"The blend of styles at work here leads to an urgent, invigorating listen."

Letters Review By Iain Moffat.

"I think we've done something like 160 gigs this year." TW

Axis Of Feature In Culture Northern Ireland

"Described as ‘the politically motivated clenched fist of youth’"

Double-page Spread In This Week's Irish World

'The Shadows never had any problems shifting records without auld Cliff...'

Basingstokes Alan MX

"The resulting musical exorcism is so determinedly and inventively off kilter that listening to all of it in one go is both exhilarating and unsettling."

The Irish Times reviews 'Warpsichord'

'Utterly charming madcap pop.'

ASIWYFA Are Top 10 For the Booklets' 2010 List

HeavierThanAir.com Review Of The Letters EP

"The style of ASIWYFA is as sprawling as their monicker."

USA Pick Up On ASIWYFA

"...As their finely honed, marauding riffs wind their way around the country."

ASIWYFA In Heavier Than Air Top 10

The style of ASIWYFA is as sprawling as their monicker, rooted in the vague expanse of post-rock yet constantly venturing into more indie rock territory occupied by the likes of Minus The Bear and Battles

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.