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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."

Organ Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

Intelligent indie guitar rock with something to hang on to'

Kerrang! Review Fighting With Wire And And So I Watch You From Afar

'Fighting With Wire play like they're already headlining stadiums. With their grungy crunch and arsenal of big fuck off choruses it would be a travesty if that dream didn't become destiny.' - 4/5

FWW's Cahir Talks To The Derry Journal About Signing To Atlantic Records

“Imagine, a team of mad Derry boys in New York, negotiating a record deal with one of the biggest labels in the industry - it’s hilarious! It was so completely random but worth every single minute” - Cahir

The Fly Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'A well-tamed beast that explodes at just the right times under guidance from it's masters'

The Fly Magazine Review ASIWYFA & FWW Live

'Loud and melodic, with each track slowly erupting to a powerful crescendo, sometimes it feels like the soundtrack to every tragic film scene'

Fate Magazine Review And So I Watch You From Afar

'They could easily soundtrack such disasters as worlds colliding, bombs dropping or the Incredible Hulk just smashing stuff up'

GayDar Radio On Alan MX

'Electro's Gay Young Guns'

Norman Records On 'Public Service Broadcast #9'

'Seriously, the only person who wins here is the punter getting that much tunage for less than a fiver. It defies economics'

Room 13 Review 'Oppenheimer'

'A glorious marriage of electro fuzz with sugar-sweet pop melodies'

Fun, Fun, Fun 'Albums Of 2007' - Number 4: 'Backlash Cop'

'This is an album of experimentation and vision and its sits perfectly in the fierce, intelligent, 35 minute journey'

AU Albums of 2007: Number 2

'Total freedom. That's the dominant sound of 'Backlash Cop', whether it was the fingers aflame guitar playing, the funky beats and bass jives or the anything goes lyrical playfulness.'

Sound Of Violence Review 'Well-Oiled Machine'

'Malheureusement, 'Well-Oiled Machine' souffre des maux communs à beaucoup de premiers albums.'

Sweeping The Nation 'Albums Of 2007' - Number 9: 'Backlash Cop'

"No-one can stop us when we make our own records... fuck them, be radical/I'll get my tit out like Janet if she's not available" - "Backlash Cop", JPL

This Is Fake DIY Review 'Well-Oiled Machine'

'For something which seems the composite of many tried-and-tested formulae, Clone Quartet and their eleven offerings throw up something surprisingly fresh'

The Plastic Ashtray Review 'Well-Oiled Machine'

'The pop stamina and song writing chic to impress even the most stubborn muso'

Across The Line Show Love For Clone Quartet

'Clone Quartet have taken a wide tangent, back to the song, to the squelchy emotions, the fuzz and the fever'

iShotTheDeputy Review 'Well-Oiled Machine'

'Electronic + fab vocals + some screaming + catchy tunes + noise = Sheer and utter genius.'

AU Magazine Review ASIWYFA's 'Tonight The City Burns' Project

'They play with the kind of energy which makes them look like they may lift off stage and career through the air at any moment'

FWW Number 4 in AU's 'Top 10 Most Wanted 2007'

'To lose one bass player is careless, but five . . . Jamie King is the last in a long line of four-stringers.'

Oppenheimer Top AU's 'Top 10 Most Wanted 2007'

'Whether you have a penchant for punk, dance or indie-rock it is nigh on impossible not to succumb to the intoxicating pop-tronica of Oppenheimer'

AU Magazine's 'Top 10 Most Wanted 2007'

'Clone Quartet are an electro-rock dreadnought, stabbing synth, slash and burn guitars and apocalyptic rhythms underpinning a maniacal vocal, their bad-ass sonics guaranteed to pulverise the senses.'

AU Magazine Review ASIWYFA's 'Tonight The City Burns' Live Project

"Fuck London. Fuck grumbling about music here. Fuck waiting about for something to happen" - Rory Friers

Miwsig Review 'Backlash Cop'

'If Pavement at their best had embraced a hip hop/rock fusion...'

ASIWYFA In AU's 'Must-See' Acts

The Hot 40 - Ireland's Must-See Acts (No.23) - 'a maelstrom of ruthless grooves, all knuckleduster percussion and brain spattering guitars'

The Hot 40 - Irelands Must-See Acts (No.4)

Big Cheese Magazine Talks To Andrew About JPL, STA & Other Such Acronyms

"All of us in the band identify with that 'fuck it' mentality - life is much too short. If you're going to go down for making a bad record, you might as well go down fighting. You'll never regret taking a risk."

Q Magazine Review 'Backlash Cop'

'Anglo-Irish Rage Against The Machine, Anyone?'

'Backlash Cop' Song By Song

"Cahir named his solo on this as The Disco Spectre" - Andrew

The plastic Ashtray Review 'Backlash Cop'

'Backlash Cop is a bold step in a great new direction'