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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

Rock Sound Magazine Talk To ASIWYFA's Rory

"The guy was an ex-pat from Belfast and also bad-mouthed a lot of people we really respect from home. I think his name was BALLBAG.” - Rory Friers

Alternative Press Feature FWW

"A few years back, we were going to do one more tour and then pack it in..."

Muze Review ASIWYFA's 'A Little Solidarity Goes A Long Way / Set Guitars To Kill'

'this ambitious foursome have the drive of some kind of bastard big tank and have managed to build not just their own reputation to towering heights but also that of a whole city'

Today's New Band = Alan MX

"Warpsicord is one of the most accurately descriptive song titles you'll find..."

Calories In Clash Magazine

"...Its makers are well-schooled in the field of live performance, ..."

A New Band A Day Review Alan MX's 'Warpsichord'

'This is where awkwardness and lushness overlap, creating its own musical Venn diagram'

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