STA is now Ten Years Old

Posts tagged with "Review"

Exploding From Out Of Nowhere ASIWYFA

"...there are just three words written in big capital letters that summed up the band's performance: ROCKED IT HARD."

Choice Prize, The Letters EP

"...skilled noise-mongers..."

Letters EP 8/10

"...A four-track journey of post-metal riffs and soaring, epic song-writing."

ASIWYFA: Boy, Does It Taste Good!

Letters EP Spelt Out

"Some of the most brutal riffs and epic breakdowns in recent memory"

ASIWYFA, XFM And More Letters.

'This Is The Most Thrilling Racket.

Alan MX Cluas' 7.5/10

"It's different, complicated, and really very good."

ASIWYFA = Letters

"K Is For Killing Spree (An Ode To)" displays both both the poised focus of a metal song and the perspective of post-rocks' grander moments, and eventually culminates in an epic cascade of instrumentation that no listener will soon forget.

Letters Review By Iain Moffat.

"I think we've done something like 160 gigs this year." TW

Basingstokes Alan MX

"The resulting musical exorcism is so determinedly and inventively off kilter that listening to all of it in one go is both exhilarating and unsettling."

The Irish Times reviews 'Warpsichord'

'Utterly charming madcap pop.'

ASIWYFA Are Top 10 For the Booklets' 2010 List

200 Top Albums (2000-2009) #50 - And So I Watch You From Afar

4 Or 5 Magicians: Preaching To The Converted

4 or 5 Magicians finally “made it”.

This Album's Certainly Neither Empty Or Derivative

"...Bands can be funny and opinionated but also creative."

Letters EP Review

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

Empty, Deprived Pop Songs at No. 21

"This is no style over content affair."

Road Records Album Of The Year

"There's no other way of saying this, this band are immense."

4O5M 3 Stars

Raw but effective

No16: And So I Watch You From Afar- Albums Of The Decade

4 Or 5 To Watch in 2010

Talons Vs ASIWYFA

"...Sounding like soundtrack to an unwritten Ang Lee or Darren Aronofsky epic..."

The Moi Non Plus Are Interested In Noise

Call it post-punk, or post-post-punk or post-hartcore, but whatever you call it, The Moi Non Plus's sound is certainly post-modern, bordering on total nihilism.

4 Or 5 Magicians, A Lo-Fi Thing

Brings The Pain In Fine Style

Conjures up memories of Sonic Youth at their most dissonant and spectral, briefly invoking the ghost of Radiohead present before exploding into a ferociously heavy climax.

More Magician Love From Rock Sound

Lo-fi as hell - top stuff.

Rock Sound Review Let Our Enemies Beware

A healthy dose of visceral post-hardcore.

Rock Sound Chat To Dan From 4 Or 5 Magicians

The golden age of American indie-rock with topical, British lyrics

Rock Sound Review LOEB

Display their innovative influences on their collective sleeve.

Both Bars On Review Against Karate

Oh Yes, his is a beauty.

Drowned In Sound Reivew The Moi Non Plus

"A dissonant aural Treat"

The 405 Interview the Moi Non Plus

ASIWYFA, Band Of The Year?

The message of intention is clear, prepare yourselves for the night of your lives.

Muso's Guide Introduce The Moi Non Plus

"And here we present to you The Moi Non Plus, a most excellent band that we’ve talked into writing a little piece about themselves..."

The Moi Non Plus Album Review

Shot through with angst and sedated by their saturation in anti-pop.

"Noise Terrorists" Let Our Enemies Beware

Brain-Annihilating Energy For ASIWYFA

State.ie Find ASIWYFA Epic

Filter Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

Any of these cuts could, sonically, come from the Foo’s 'Colour and the Shape'...This is visceral, aggressive and the whimsy is twisted with subtlety, making tracks such as “Everyone Needs a Nemesis” and “Long Distance” undeniable.' - 82%

ASIWYFA Shows Are Value For Money!

the kind of band that make you fall in love with music all over again

ASIWYFA And FWW Show Down At Custom House Square

These bands have a chance to join the truly international ambassadors of Northern Irish rock music.

ALT At The ASIWYFA Vs FWW Show Down

We'll have to call it draw. A great evening, fantastic bands, and a good night to be Northern Irish indeed.

ASIWYFA Debut Album Review

"for all the ambition and complexity displayed, they're anything but afraid to rock - quite some distance ahead of the rest of '09's guitar albums so far."

Ragged Words On ASIWYFA

Brings to mind a solitary ship docking... pillaging a quiet shoreline with a stealth that can only be described as violent, yet professional. 3/5

State Magazine Review 'And So I Watch You From Afar'

It’s like listening to Pink Floyd having a serious car accident with the members of Fugazi, whilst Matt Bellamy stands at the roadside launching a few of his famed live link ups into the wreckage.

Meet Belfasts' Finest ASIWYFA

"Mogwai, if they were from Belfast and had massive balls"

EchoesAndDust.com Review ASIWYFA's Debut Album

'The track titles reflect the intense, twitchy, hyperactivity of the music; "Set Guitars To Kill", "Clench Fist, Grit Teeth...Go!", "If It Ain’t Broke, Break It" and "These Riots Are Just Beginning" all point towards the barely suppressed, feverish energy that is contained within'

Sound Of Violence On ASIWYFA

Turn your ears to each individual instrument and you will finally understand how complex their music is

AU Magazine Review ASIWYFA's Self-Titled Debut

'Gives off an air of celebration and fist-in-the-air defiance... they've captured the nuclear intensity of their live show' - 8/10

Blistering.com Review ASIWYFA's Debut Album

'this is the latest bunch of Neurosis worshipping batch of instru-metal warriors. Or so you’d think'