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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

Sounds Of Violence Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'propose l’un des meilleurs albums, car complet et personnel, de ce début d’année' - 4.5/5

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

MusicNews.com Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'With the vocal urgency of a modern day Phil Lynott and a guitar attack that Dave Grohl would easily endorse, 'Man Vs. Monster' is a relentless power.'

Music News Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Man Vs. Monster is an ear splitting and controlled triumph' - 3/5

Kerrang! Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Fighting With Wire have the melody and the hooks, but there's a backbone of solid rock holding it all together to brilliant effect...As debut's go, this is a corker.' - 4/5

Rock Sound Magazine Review ASIWYFA's 'This Is Our Machine And Nothing Can Stop It'

'The glinting horizons and shimmering payoffs are high points' - 7/10

Rock Sound Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Sounding like Foo Fighters circa 1995...'Man Vs Monster' is a solid album with strong, sing-along hooks and enough substance and weight to please most' - 8/10

AU Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'A huge-sounding, balls-to-the-wall guitar record at a time when weve never needed one more' - 9/10

Rock Sound Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Hooks big enough to land a sperm whale'

NME Review And So I Watch You From Afar

'The sound of someone crashing an oil tanker through Sigur Ros' ice floe' - 6/10

Kerrang! Review ASIWYFA's Debut Album

'It's rare for a body of work to be so dreamy and elegiac yet conversely monstrously heavy' - KKKK

AU Presents: Attack Of The Clones

"With Well-Oiled Machine, Clone Quartet might be next NI band to crack the UK."