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Posts tagged with "Review"

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'

Cork Evening Echo Review And So I Watch You From Afar

'Angry music that comes from the depths of your inner being' - 3/5

Rock Sound #121: ASIWYFA

"...But there's always a tubby fucker of a riff lurking on the horizon ..."

Rock Sound Magazine And So I Watch You From Afar's Debut

'There's always a tubby fucker of a riff lurking on the horizon to ensure things come back to life with another reassuring thunk' - 8/10

Muze Review ASIWYFA's 'A Little Solidarity Goes A Long Way / Set Guitars To Kill'

'this ambitious foursome have the drive of some kind of bastard big tank and have managed to build not just their own reputation to towering heights but also that of a whole city'

A New Band A Day Review Alan MX's 'Warpsichord'

'This is where awkwardness and lushness overlap, creating its own musical Venn diagram'

Sound Of Violence Review 'Adventuring'

'Not only does this record represent agreat step forward in terms of technical execution, less monolithic and predictable, but also a sense of joy, of veritable pleasure to beplaying together and sharing these emotions.' - 4/5

Rock Sound Magazine Review 'Adventuring'

'Let the adventure begin' - 8/10

Vice Magazine Review ASIWYFA's Debut

'Rescuing the instrumetal ship from the deepest depths of irrevocable mediocrity' - 8/10

Muze On FWW's "Sugar"

'"Sugar" underlines the Derry three-piece’s position as the band to watch in 2009.'

CD Times Review "Sugar"

'I'd give it another listen if I hadn't already ripped my own eardrums out the first time around'

Click Music Review "Sugar"

'Delightfully tuneful ear-bashing' - 3/5

Beat Surrender Review "Sugar"

'This might just be down to the choice of single and I’m sure within the context of anal bum it may be better, for now though I’m not convinced' - 2/5 [Really don't know what that comment means...]

Rock Midgets Review "Sugar"

'Don't be surprised if they get their just desserts soon enough. - 4/5

The Ulster Star Review 'Sugar'

'Lyrically introspective, a band to watch in 2009'

IMRO Review FWW's "Sugar"

'Lyrically introspective, "Sugar" showcases the band at its melodic best'