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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

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

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.