STA is now Ten Years Old

The Sun Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Sweeping choruses and riffs that pack plenty of punch'

The brainchild of Jetplane Landing's Cahir O'Doherty and Clearshot drummer Craig McKean, Fighting With Wire was, until now, a side-project. Now, after a few EPs and DIY single releases, the full album has arrived and it's nice to see it's ticked a lot of the right boxes.

The tug-of-war between pleasing melody and punk ferocity is superbly balanced. There's plenty of Foo Fighters moments, sweeping choruses and riffs that pack plenty of punch as on "Everyone Needs A Nemesis". With a little bit of work from the listener needed to unlock each layer it's a positive and rewarding album.

- SJB, The Sun - Something For The Weekend