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Letters EP Review

"Edgy, staccato, and exploring a little subtlety and a lot of thunderous noise..."

Ah, sixteen more minutes of melodramatic instrumental goodness. And So I Watch You From Afar have had plenty at State HQ falling over themselves to find adequate superlatives for the past year, and their latest EP is no different. Edgy, staccato, and exploring a little subtlety and a lot of thunderous noise, 'The Letters EP' carries on where ASIWYFA's quite brilliant debut left off, even throwing in an almost ballad-esque intro to "D is for Django the Bastard" before chucking their weight into it. They've saved the best for last, with fourth and final track "K is for Killing Spree" full of extraordinary off beats and slow-building crescendos. Business as usual, then, though sadly for you lot, you'll have to wait until February before you get to hear it

- James Hendicott , State.ie