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Alternative Press Talk To FWW's Cahir

"Three Irish shits trying to sell that back to Americans 15 years down the line; you know, I'm not really sure how that will go down." - Cahir O' Doherty

Sound Of Violence Review 'Adventuring'

'Not only does this record represent agreat step forward in terms of technical execution, less monolithic and predictable, but also a sense of joy, of veritable pleasure to beplaying together and sharing these emotions.' - 4/5

Rock Sound Magazine Review 'Adventuring'

'Let the adventure begin' - 8/10

Vice Magazine Review ASIWYFA's Debut

'Rescuing the instrumetal ship from the deepest depths of irrevocable mediocrity' - 8/10

Music News Live Review Of Fighting With Wire

'If 2009 doesn’t yield immense success for this band, there’s really no justice – or point actually' - 5/5

FWW's "Sugar" No.1 In MTV2 Charts

Fighting With Wire Start 2009 with a bang

Smalltown America: DIY Label Of The Week On Radio 1

'Set Guitars To Kill' (Kill Rory Kill!!) sounds so good on the radio - Harvey and Rocky did a brilliant job with engineering and mixing this record. I like it because it's not hugely loud (in volume) but sounds really dynamic.

Muze On FWW's "Sugar"

'"Sugar" underlines the Derry three-piece’s position as the band to watch in 2009.'

AISYFA In Rock Midget's 'Best Of The New Breed 2009'

'A dreamy concoction of tranquil atmospherics and heavy as f**k guitars'

CD Times Review "Sugar"

'I'd give it another listen if I hadn't already ripped my own eardrums out the first time around'

Click Music Review "Sugar"

'Delightfully tuneful ear-bashing' - 3/5

The Line Of Best Fit Live Review Of FWW

'Tunes and passion in abundance'

Beat Surrender Review "Sugar"

'This might just be down to the choice of single and I’m sure within the context of anal bum it may be better, for now though I’m not convinced' - 2/5 [Really don't know what that comment means...]

NME On And So I Watch You From Afar

'Music that could easily soundtrack buildings tumbling, worlds colliding and large, green aliens landing from space. Plus, any band who can get run over by a car an play a gig later that night has our vote for life.'

KISS FM On FWW

'Punchy, spirited, no holds barred alt-rock.'

Rock Midgets Review "Sugar"

'Don't be surprised if they get their just desserts soon enough. - 4/5

The Ulster Star Review 'Sugar'

'Lyrically introspective, a band to watch in 2009'

IMRO Review FWW's "Sugar"

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

Rock Sound Magazine Talk To Calories

"I think I've learnt that if you behave like you're the underdog, then that's what you'll be. Life's too short." - Pete Dixon

Rock Sound Magazine Review Calories Live In Southampton

'Unflappable and unflustered by techincal issues, they fill out the potentially awkward interludes with some good banter, largely centered on Tom talking utter shit into his microphone' - 7/10

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

Die Shellsuit Die Live Review Of FWW

'When looking at front man, Cahir; it’s hard to believe that such a delightful roar could come from a guy who looks charming enough to take home to meet your grandma without fear of frightening her to death' - 8/10

Daily Music Guide Live Review Of FWW

'Unpretentious, animated and even more enjoyable live than on record' - 3.5/ 5

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