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Alan MX Talks To The Gay Times

“People still make such a huge deal when someone in the public eye comes out, and it’s strange, really. It's worrying to a certain extent that people can still raise eyebrows, like Katy Perry has. I think sexuality is still a weapon in this industry as much as it ever was.” - Alan MX

The Daily Record Review FWW Live

'Fighting With Wire may only be a trio, but their melodic rock still managed to pack a powerful punch'

FWW IS The Irish Times' 'Gig Of The Week'

'The Derry rockers treated a blokey audience to 50 minutes of tight-as-a-tax-exile high energy northern rock, which was far more enjoyable than the bank of the same name.'

State Magazine Review FWW In Dublin

'With a cache of quality tunes, a major label deal in the bag and a sojourn in the USA on the horizon, Fighting With Wire seem destined for greater things '

Drop - D Magazine Feature On FWW

'What Rock 'n' Roll is really all about'

ASIWYFA - Vice Album Review - 8/10

Soundshock Live Review Of FWW & LaFaro

'Fighting With Wire is a band that knows how to impress a crowd in every way.'

FWW's Cahir Q & A For The Irish Daily Star

"I get the bus from Derry to Belast quite a lot. Loads of mavericks on buses" - Cahir

BBC Across The Line Live Review Of FWW

'Cahir is already our own little rock god in waiting'

Pavelware Review ASIWYFA's "The Voiceless"

It's easy to see why so many people have connected with the band's music based solely on this one piece.

State Magazine & Panama Kinggs On FWW's Success

'It's been a long time since Ireland produced a top flight rock band, but the wait is finally over.'

FWW Feature In The Big List

The Big List talk about the success of 'Man Vs. Monster' and Fighting With Wire's upcoming show with LaFaro.

Jamie King Book Review

Fighting WIth Wire's Jamie King does a book review for the Belfast Telegraph. Random, but insightful...

Entertainment.ie Interview FWW's Cahir

"Record deals don't matter, good music matters" - Cahir

Hot Press Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Unrelenting hard rock debut from Derry's answer to the Foos' - 2.5/5

Turn This Up : Nailler9 'Letters' Review

WOAH! This debut is knocking my socks off.

Review Of FWW Supporting Biffy Clyro

'With their punchy guitar sound, melodic choruses and immense stage presence, these guys certainly confirmed why they are one of the most hard working bands in Northern Ireland.' The Big List review Fighting With Wire supporting Biffy Clyro in Belfast.

Go Join A Band!

I've always been an advocate of Northern Irish bands, and I've seen so many great bands that broke up never getting their dues.

FWW Are Ones To Watch In 09

Having DJ Zane Lowe as one of their biggest fans was definitely a highlight of 2008 as Cahir explained. "We were totally blown away when he played our stuff and said how much he liked it."

A Synesthete's Description Of TheseRIOTSareJUSTtheBEGINNING.

'I have sound/vision synesthesia; certain sounds, particularly when I’m concentrating solely on them (i.e, like listening to music in a quiet room), can trigger an autonomic visual reaction were by I can ’see’ the beat of the drum, or a guitar riff there, in front of me as colour'

The Evening Echo Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'An album that really brings rock back to its moshing roots' - 4/5

The Big List Talk To FWW's Cahir

"Playing for Jetplane Landing, I realised there hadn't been a big band from Northern Ireland since Ash and that really annoyed me. When we came back from England, I wanted Northern Ireland to have a scene like the old Seattle scene." - Cahir

Max Tundra Spins Alan MX On Resonance FM

Calories in Rock Sound Magazine's 'Ones To Watch 2009'

'We can't get enough of them!'

ASIWYFA In Rock Sound Magazine's 'Ones To Watch 2009'

'The album is now set to drop in March. We've heard it and it's awesome, so there.'

Artrocker Magazine On Calories

Artrocker talks about Calories upcoming show at This Ain't No Picnic

Culture NI Interview With FWW's Cahir

"We don’t follow any fashion trends. I mean I’m still wearing the same coat for the last seven years!" - Cahir O'Doherty

Subba Chat With One Of Irelands Best Exports, The Loved-By-Zane-Lowe Fighting With Wire

"I realised very quickly that ambulance people do not know what a Stone Cold Stunner is" - Cahir

Top 50 Northern Irish Songs Of AU's Lifetime

Jetplane Landing, And So I Watch You From Afar, Fighting With Wire, Oppenheimer and LaFaro all make up AU's Top 50 with the latter's "Tuppenny Nudger" topping the poll.

NME Review 'Wrecked Angles'

'This is Les Savy Fav doing Captain Beefheart, a totally unpredictable racket that, for this very reason, is double-mega'

Kerrang! Review FWW XFM Session

'Colossal melody hooking in your brain and determinedly dragging it wherever it feels like going.'

Rock Sound Magazine Live Review Of ASIWYFA

'Axe wielding mad men' - 9/10

Rock Sound Magazine Live Review Of FWW & General Fiasco

"I fingered Madonna" - Cahir 'Aggressive and honest' - Rock Sound - 8/10

Subbacultcha Review This Ain't No Picnic

'Horseshoe moustaches - why was there so many of them?'

NME 'Review' FWW Live

"A trainwreck of unrivalled shite" - the infamous live review!

Andrew Ferris & Daniel Fawcett on STA and This Ain't No Picnic

"I suspect it involved buckets of both red wine and boundless optimism" - Daniel

Brum Live Review FWW

'The night ended with an awesome assault of noise that left the crowd hoarse with appreciation'

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire Supporting You Me At Six

'Think Foo Fighters at their most barn storming.' - KKKK

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire At Reading & Leeds Festival 2008

'Pausing only to offer some, ahem, condolences on the break up up of Reverend And The Makers, The Irish lads simply cannot fail.' - KKKK

Cahir's Top 5 Mavericks In Kerrang!

"It's a place filled with beautiful women, but as soon as they open their mouths, it's game over."

Kerrang! Interview FWW's Cahir

"We're not interested in being famous for five minutes and fucking someone from Hollyoaks" - Cahir

Bham Review "All For Nothing"

'Chunky euphoric riffs'

Room 13 Review FWW Live At Reading & Leeds 2008

'At one stage the Irishman begins to mourn the tragic news of Reverend And The Makers breaking up, pleading his sincerity before declaring that their album was a nine carrot gold chunk of shit and did anyone actually get what they were about anyway?'

FWW's Cahir Talks To Big Cheese Magazine

"We're like a creepy travelling Irish gypsy family with songs and strange names." - Cahir

Rocksound Magazine Review Fighting With Wire's 'All For Nothing'

"Their biography says that they're from Derry, where I almost got killed once for saying 'Londonderry'." - 8/10

NME Review ASIWYFA Live

'If Moqwai had grown up in a conflict raped warzone, they'd probably sound like ASIWYFA'

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire At Truck Festival 2008

'The Fighting With Wire round the rock front up with the taut riffing and melodious invention for which they are due more recognition.' - 4/5

Drowned In Sound On Calories

Truly stirring indierock that's got plenty in common with the straighter-faced bands on Dischord's roster

FWW In Kerrang! Radio's Top 10

FWW's "Everyone Needs A Nemesis" in Kerrang!'s Top 10 singles you should hear NOW!

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire At Truck Festival 2008

'Fighting With Wire round the rock front up with the taut riffing and melodious invention for which they are due more recognition'