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ASIWYFA's Rory Friers Talks To The Coleraine Times

"We got footage send to us by our record labelof our album release in Japan. It was so funny to see cardboard cutouts of ourselves in an HMV store in Japan! We’re only wee country bumpkins!" - Rory

COLERAINE band, ‘And So I Watch You From Afar’ will release their debut album later this month.

Tony Robinson (guitar) ,Rory Friers( guitar), Johnny Adger (bass) and Chris Wee (drums) are all from the Coleraine area, but are currently living in Belfast.
Speaking to The Coleraine Times last week, guitarist Rory Friers told us a little about the band and their planned Portrush gig.
“We formed about three years ago, but all of us had been playing in bands before that. We just felt it was time to  do things properly, so  we got together and moved to Belfast. And now we’re releasing our first album, things can’t get any better. “As a musician one of the things that you pray for is recording an album.  We’ve released EPs previously, but it’s good to have the real thing, and it’ll be great to play a gig locally in Portrush, on Saturday, April 25 in the Retro Bar.”

And So I Watch You From Afar already have many accolades under their belt including being named ATL’s Band of the Year and a host of rave reviews in top musc magazines, Kerrang! and NME.

With fan bases stretching as far as Japan and the United States, the local band don’t forget about their north coast roots. Rory joked :“It’s amazing that a group of boys from the North Coast havef ans from across the world.  Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves. We got footage send to us by our record labelof our album release in Japan. It was so funny to see cardboard cutouts of ourselves in an HMV store in Japan!  We’re only wee country bumpkins!
 

“We had one of those funny moments recently at our first sold out gig in Camden in London.  We all stood backstage and had a chuckle at how well we’re doing, but most of the time we keep our feet on the ground,”

 

- unknown, Coleraine Times