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Daily Music Guide Live Review Of FWW

'Unpretentious, animated and even more enjoyable live than on record' - 3.5/ 5

The Roadhouse has been steadily filling up tonight, and the room full of punters are clearly just anticipating what headliners Fighting With Wire are going to provide as entertainment for their ears. And quite rightly so - the lads are the only ones who really get things stirring in the venue. The familiar rush of melodic verses, sing-along choruses and decorative discordant sections are all present, filling the room with energy and a sense of satisfaction.

For a three piece they make a whole load of sound: massive dynamics and a great vocal range give them an unforgettable edge. Frontman Cahir O'Doherty can shout, he can scream when needs be, and damn that man can sing – all while playing complicated little licks, syncopated fills and riffs that craft the core of their songs.

"Cut The Transmission" is the final factor in reminding the ever-bouncy Roadhouse crowd how lucky they are to be spending a cold Saturday night in the engaging company of a super-talented band that deserve every applause they get. Unpretentious, animated and even more enjoyable live than on record, Fighting With Wire are a band who know how to go out with a boom.

Rating: 3.5/5

- Daily Music Guide