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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'

AU On ASIWYFA's 'Tonight The City Burns' Project

"It's about solidarity, about pushing not only ourselves but Northern Ireland as a whole." - Rory Friers

AU Magazine 'In the Studio' With ASIWYFA

"We couldn't be happier with the set of songs we've chosen to record for this. We're feeling pretty confident at this stage. We don't want to be jumping the gun, but we certainly feel it is our strongest collection to date" - Tony Wright

Rock Sound Magazine Review 'Dirty Versions'

'Bold basslines and hip-shaking beats' - 8/10

Hotter Than An Austrian Dungeon

O'Doherty's impassioned guitar freakouts on the more unconventional offerings, are both engaging and entertaining. Catch them before they explode.

ZOO Magazine Review FWW At One Big Weekend

What a bunch of tits...

Rock Sound Magazine Live Review Of FWW

"It's hotter than an Austrian dungeon in here" - Cahir

Kerrang! Review FWW At Download Festival 2008 - Saturday: Gibson Stage

'Twitchy, enveloping post-rock should have this tent rammed this time next year.' - KKKK

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire In Brighton

'"It's hotter than an Austrian dungeon in here," casually notes frontman Cahir O'Doherty to a mixture of laughter, murmurs and downright disapproval.' - 7/10

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire At Download Festival 2008

'Their twitchy, enveloping post-rock should have this tent rammed this time next year.' - 4/5

Norman Records On 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Seriously hook-laden rock music'

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire At Download Festival 2008

'Twitchy and enveloping' - KKKK

GayDar Radio Feature On Alan MX's Maida Vale Session

'Huw Stephens and his radio 1 crew seem impressed too, nodding in approval and repeating in disbelief, “This is only his 5th gig?!”

Cahir's Favourite Shit In Kerrang!

"The one about the boy who is lying on his bed furiously jerking off..." - Cahir

Kerrang! On Fighting With Wire's BBC Radio 1 Session

'Like Foo Fighters and Dinosaur Jr losing a fight to Million Dead.'

Cahir's Favourite Shit

"The one about the boy who is lying on his bed furiously jerking off with his headphones on and his eyes shut. When he opens his eyes his mum has left him a cup of tea and sandwich on the bedside table" - Cahir O'Doherty

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire's Radio 1 Session

'Sounding like Foo Fighters and Dinosaur Jr losing a fight to Million Dead'

The 405 Talk To JPL's Andrew & Jamie About 'Backlash Cop'

"Phil Coulter body-slamming Madonna" - Andrew

UK Music Review On 'Well-Oiled Machine'

'Creating a sound akin to The Killers being locked in a room with The Psychedelic Furs and forced to write a bunch of unashamedly indie pop songs, Clone Quartet are a Belfast four piece with a keen ear for a tune.'

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire In London

'The Derry trio batter the fuck out of their instruments, attacking their set with a comparable level of honest fury, while never once losing grip on their infectious melodies and impeccable choruses.' - 4/5

Kerrang! Review FWW Live In Camden

'The Derry trio batter the fuck out of their instruments, attacking their set with a comparable level of honest fury, while never once losing grip on their infectious melodies and impeccable choruses.'

The Dreaded Press Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

"Fighting With Wire are full of the wasps-in-the-trousers get-up-and-go that comes from throwing your heart and mind into doing something as best you can"

The Sun Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'The tug-of-war between pleasing melody and punk ferocity is superbly balanced.' - 3.5/5

The Sun Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Sweeping choruses and riffs that pack plenty of punch'

Rock Sound Magazine Review Man Vs. Monster

'I thought it was good, falling short of awesome...A Solid 7/10'

Classic Rock Magazine Review 'Man vs. Monster'

'Not bad, just tiresomely generic.' - 5/10

ASIWYFA's Rory Friers Talks To Rock Sound Magazine About His Favourite Music Video

"The whole thing is played in reverse after shooting it with them walking and rapping backwards" - Rory

FWW In Music Week' Playlist

'Tight punchy rock'

Rock Sound Magazine Review 'Wrecked Angles'

'Truly the leaders of the post-punk pack'

The Subways Review 'Man Vs. Monster' In Rock Sound Magazine

'It was solid and they have a good rock sound' - Billy, The Subways - 7/10

Big Cheese Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'The most essential rock album since 'The Colour And The Shape.'

Teletext Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Raucous and splenetic' - 7/10

New Noise REview 'Man Vs. Monster'

'As good as anything Dave Grohl's men have produced in recent years'

Big Cheese Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'The most essential rock album since 'The Colour And The Shape''

Music Towers Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'With riffs as sawdust rough as anything else from the alt-rock stable on this side of the Atlantic in the last five years'

BBC Across The Line Feature On FWW

'Surprise is something that Fighting With Wire and their listeners will just have to get used to.'

Hard Rock House Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

''Man Vs Monster' is an excellent debut and one that does compliment Fighting With Wire's continuing strong live performances'

Angry Ape Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Fighting With Wire have finally officially arrived'

Musica Popolare Review 'Well-Oiled Machine'

''Well Oiled Machine' è un lp lindo e ben costruito, peccato che appare decisamente privo di passione emotiva'

Impact Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'All in all a musical tour de force which will have you convulsed in a paroxysm of wrath, tears and glory' - 5/5

The Men Behind The Wire

Irish News Talks To FWW's Cahir About Signing To Atlantic Records

'Man Vs Monster is the best honest-to-goodness alternative rock record to come out of Northern Ireland since Therapy's 'Troublegum''

Subbacultcha Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

A rousing debut from the Derry trio' - 3/5

Drowned In Sound Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Perhaps the time is finally right for Fighting With Wire to take centre-stage' - 8/10

In The News Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'A frenetic and buzz-paced collection'

Kerrang! Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'As debuts go, this is an absolute corker' - KKKK

Road Records Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Extra heavy Foo Fighters with tons of added punk rock attitude'

Kerrang! Review FWW Live

'Derry's Fighting With Wire play like they're already headlining stadiums' - KKKK

Metal Hammer Review And So I Watch You From Afar's Debut Album

'An exhilerating blend of Pelican-style crunching riffs and spaced-out yet heavy guitars' - 7/10