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Top 50 Northern Irish Songs Of AU's Lifetime

Jetplane Landing, And So I Watch You From Afar, Fighting With Wire, Oppenheimer and LaFaro all make up AU's Top 50 with the latter's "Tuppenny Nudger" topping the poll.

NME Review 'Wrecked Angles'

'This is Les Savy Fav doing Captain Beefheart, a totally unpredictable racket that, for this very reason, is double-mega'

Kerrang! Review FWW XFM Session

'Colossal melody hooking in your brain and determinedly dragging it wherever it feels like going.'

Rock Sound Magazine Live Review Of ASIWYFA

'Axe wielding mad men' - 9/10

Rock Sound Magazine Live Review Of FWW & General Fiasco

"I fingered Madonna" - Cahir 'Aggressive and honest' - Rock Sound - 8/10

Subbacultcha Review This Ain't No Picnic

'Horseshoe moustaches - why was there so many of them?'

NME 'Review' FWW Live

"A trainwreck of unrivalled shite" - the infamous live review!

Andrew Ferris & Daniel Fawcett on STA and This Ain't No Picnic

"I suspect it involved buckets of both red wine and boundless optimism" - Daniel

Brum Live Review FWW

'The night ended with an awesome assault of noise that left the crowd hoarse with appreciation'

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire Supporting You Me At Six

'Think Foo Fighters at their most barn storming.' - KKKK

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire At Reading & Leeds Festival 2008

'Pausing only to offer some, ahem, condolences on the break up up of Reverend And The Makers, The Irish lads simply cannot fail.' - KKKK

Cahir's Top 5 Mavericks In Kerrang!

"It's a place filled with beautiful women, but as soon as they open their mouths, it's game over."

Kerrang! Interview FWW's Cahir

"We're not interested in being famous for five minutes and fucking someone from Hollyoaks" - Cahir

Bham Review "All For Nothing"

'Chunky euphoric riffs'

Room 13 Review FWW Live At Reading & Leeds 2008

'At one stage the Irishman begins to mourn the tragic news of Reverend And The Makers breaking up, pleading his sincerity before declaring that their album was a nine carrot gold chunk of shit and did anyone actually get what they were about anyway?'

FWW's Cahir Talks To Big Cheese Magazine

"We're like a creepy travelling Irish gypsy family with songs and strange names." - Cahir

Rocksound Magazine Review Fighting With Wire's 'All For Nothing'

"Their biography says that they're from Derry, where I almost got killed once for saying 'Londonderry'." - 8/10

NME Review ASIWYFA Live

'If Moqwai had grown up in a conflict raped warzone, they'd probably sound like ASIWYFA'

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire At Truck Festival 2008

'The Fighting With Wire round the rock front up with the taut riffing and melodious invention for which they are due more recognition.' - 4/5

Drowned In Sound On Calories

Truly stirring indierock that's got plenty in common with the straighter-faced bands on Dischord's roster

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'