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From A Debut To Headline Feature

The Young Playthings

This second album, darker and more playful in equal measure, sees them brimming with song-writing self-assurance.

And So I Watch You From Afar

State.ie Find ASIWYFA Epic

ALT's Praise At IMRO Stage For ASIWYFA

One of the most unforgettable moments in the rise of an incredible band.

ASIWYFA To Headline Glasgowbury!

Young lovers

The Young Playthings

Hell-bent On Ripping Rock A New Asshole

Filter Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

Any of these cuts could, sonically, come from the Foo’s 'Colour and the Shape'...This is visceral, aggressive and the whimsy is twisted with subtlety, making tracks such as “Everyone Needs a Nemesis” and “Long Distance” undeniable.' - 82%

And So I Watch You From Afara On Rock Sound TV At The Great Escape

IMRO Interview Fighting With Wire

"It's reassuring to know that Fighting With Wire are flying the flag for hook-laden, head-spinning riffola."

Tour, Tour, Tour...

The Young Playthings In Cargo Collective June 09

ASIWYFA Shows Are Value For Money!

the kind of band that make you fall in love with music all over again

ASIWYFA And FWW Show Down At Custom House Square

These bands have a chance to join the truly international ambassadors of Northern Irish rock music.

ALT At The ASIWYFA Vs FWW Show Down

We'll have to call it draw. A great evening, fantastic bands, and a good night to be Northern Irish indeed.

Rock Sound Magazine Review Calories Live In London

'Bags of Brummie wit, a tight live performance and a super debut album to boot' - 8/10

ASIWYFA Debut Album Review

"for all the ambition and complexity displayed, they're anything but afraid to rock - quite some distance ahead of the rest of '09's guitar albums so far."

Ragged Words On ASIWYFA

Brings to mind a solitary ship docking... pillaging a quiet shoreline with a stealth that can only be described as violent, yet professional. 3/5

State Magazine Review 'And So I Watch You From Afar'

It’s like listening to Pink Floyd having a serious car accident with the members of Fugazi, whilst Matt Bellamy stands at the roadside launching a few of his famed live link ups into the wreckage.

Meet Belfasts' Finest ASIWYFA

"Mogwai, if they were from Belfast and had massive balls"

EchoesAndDust.com Review ASIWYFA's Debut Album

'The track titles reflect the intense, twitchy, hyperactivity of the music; "Set Guitars To Kill", "Clench Fist, Grit Teeth...Go!", "If It Ain’t Broke, Break It" and "These Riots Are Just Beginning" all point towards the barely suppressed, feverish energy that is contained within'

ASIWYFA At The Cardiff Barfly

We’re pleased to report that the future is bright, and very, very loud.

Drop-D Magazine Talk To ASIWYFA's Rory

"When we started this band it wasn't really a concious decision to be post-rock it's just that we didn't have a singer and that was just it. None of us sing and none of us wanted to start singing" - Rory Friers

Sound Of Violence On ASIWYFA

Turn your ears to each individual instrument and you will finally understand how complex their music is

FWWs' 'Man Vs Monster' Set To Be A Hit?

"what Foo Fighters would sound like if they rocked just a little harder and displayed a bit more post-hardcore influence."

ASIWYFA's Tony Wright Describes How Their Album Launch Was For Them

"There was a unique sense of unparralled support, the stuff you dream of when you're a kid" - Tony

AU Magazine Review ASIWYFA's Self-Titled Debut

'Gives off an air of celebration and fist-in-the-air defiance... they've captured the nuclear intensity of their live show' - 8/10

BBC Across The Line's Rigsy Review's ASIWYFA's Album Launch

'They live for what they do and such raw enthusiasm is totally infectious and inspiring' - Rigsy

ASIWYFA On Cover Of AU Magazine

'The Machine Rumbles On' Feature

State.ie Interview ASIWYFA

"We’re all country bumpkins..."

AU Magazine ASIWYFA's Album Launch

'If you were at the gig, there's no doubt it has made your top 5 gigs ever. And if you have your album already, I bet its on repeat'

ASIWYFA' Tony Wright Talks To State About Their Debut Album

"Chris would probably be one of the Dragons on Dragons' Den. The other three of us would be dead" - Tony

Ballymen Times On ASIWYFA Album Launch

'ASIWYFA came to attention early last year, flying the flag for the Northern Irish music scene and setting the standard for the 'Do It Yourself'(and for others) ethos'

Blistering.com Review ASIWYFA's Debut Album

'this is the latest bunch of Neurosis worshipping batch of instru-metal warriors. Or so you’d think'

NI Chart Feature On ASIWYFA's Upcoming Album Launch

'The biggest gig of the year so far'

ASIWYFA's Rory Friers Talks To The Coleraine Times

"We got footage send to us by our record labelof our album release in Japan. It was so funny to see cardboard cutouts of ourselves in an HMV store in Japan! We’re only wee country bumpkins!" - Rory

Limerick Independent Quickfire Q&A With ASIWYFA's Tony Wright

"Heaven is in rehearsals, getting a new tune together" - Tony

ASIWYFA Kerrang! Feature

"Who is really going to be interested in four creeps"

NIMIC Feature On ASIWYFA's Upcoming Album Launch

'NI's hottest and hardest working band'

Lurgan Chronicle Review ASIWYFA's Debut Album

'A groove-driven juggernaut,.. every listen heralds a new hook' - 8/10

Irish Times Feature On ASIWYFA: Instruments Of Change

'Just when we were about ready to write off post-rock and instrumental rock as the refuges of those who can’t string two words together, along come And So I Watch You From Afar'

ASIWYFA Rock Sound Feature

"I think his name was BALLBAG"

Cork Evening Echo Review And So I Watch You From Afar

'Angry music that comes from the depths of your inner being' - 3/5

Alternative Vision Review ASIWYFA Live

'Their catchy, intricate guitar work lifts you to a point of heightened awareness' - 5/5

Kerrang! Talk To ASIWYFA's Rory Friers

"Who is really going to be interested in four creeps playing heavy instrumental music?" - Rory

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'

Rock Sound #121: ASIWYFA

"...But there's always a tubby fucker of a riff lurking on the horizon ..."

Rock Sound Magazine And So I Watch You From Afar's Debut

'There's always a tubby fucker of a riff lurking on the horizon to ensure things come back to life with another reassuring thunk' - 8/10