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Public Service Blogcast Episode 28

ASIWYFA Album And Tour New In State Magazine

'Belfast’s premier instrumentalist types And So I Watch You From Afar have confirmed details of their debut album and a massive Irish and UK tour in support'

Rock Sound #121: ASIWYFA

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

Public Service Blogcast Episode 27

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

Rock Sound Magazine Talk To ASIWYFA's Rory

"The guy was an ex-pat from Belfast and also bad-mouthed a lot of people we really respect from home. I think his name was BALLBAG.” - Rory Friers

Public Service Blogcast Episode 25

Public Service Blogcast Episode 26

Alternative Press Feature FWW

"A few years back, we were going to do one more tour and then pack it in..."

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'

Today's New Band = Alan MX

"Warpsicord is one of the most accurately descriptive song titles you'll find..."

Calories In Clash Magazine

"...Its makers are well-schooled in the field of live performance, ..."

This Just In From Calories' Marketing Department: Video

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

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

Alternative Press Talk To FWW's Cahir

"Three Irish shits trying to sell that back to Americans 15 years down the line; you know, I'm not really sure how that will go down." - Cahir O' Doherty

Public Service Blogcast Episode 24

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

Fighting With Wire Tour Diaries

Another STA Q&A For Dissertation Writers

"I’m an advocate of people hearing music and being able to try before they buy. If the music is good and you want to support the artist, it’s down to you to purchase a show ticket, t-shirt, CD or legit download. If you don’t do that"

Vice Magazine Review ASIWYFA's Debut

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

Music News Live Review Of Fighting With Wire

'If 2009 doesn’t yield immense success for this band, there’s really no justice – or point actually' - 5/5

Public Service Blogcast Episode 23

FWW's "Sugar" No.1 In MTV2 Charts

Fighting With Wire Start 2009 with a bang

Public Service Blogcast Episode 21

Smalltown America: DIY Label Of The Week On Radio 1

'Set Guitars To Kill' (Kill Rory Kill!!) sounds so good on the radio - Harvey and Rocky did a brilliant job with engineering and mixing this record. I like it because it's not hugely loud (in volume) but sounds really dynamic.

And So I Watch You From Afar - Exclusive Premiere of Set Guitars To Kill!

Muze On FWW's "Sugar"

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

The Young Playthings Kick 'Em Out

Public Service Blogcast Episode 22

AISYFA In Rock Midget's 'Best Of The New Breed 2009'

'A dreamy concoction of tranquil atmospherics and heavy as f**k guitars'

CD Times Review "Sugar"

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

Public Service Blogcast Episode 20

Click Music Review "Sugar"

'Delightfully tuneful ear-bashing' - 3/5

The Line Of Best Fit Live Review Of FWW

'Tunes and passion in abundance'

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...]

Attention All Dissertation Writers...

The rise and rise of JPL touring "We were a shithot band but complete zombies by the time it was over. Our minds had turned into the inside of a Travelodge room..."

Fighting With Wire On Balcony TV - Dublin

NME On And So I Watch You From Afar

'Music that could easily soundtrack buildings tumbling, worlds colliding and large, green aliens landing from space. Plus, any band who can get run over by a car an play a gig later that night has our vote for life.'

Rock Midgets Review "Sugar"

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

KISS FM On FWW

'Punchy, spirited, no holds barred alt-rock.'

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'

Die Shellsuit Die Live Review Of FWW

'When looking at front man, Cahir; it’s hard to believe that such a delightful roar could come from a guy who looks charming enough to take home to meet your grandma without fear of frightening her to death' - 8/10

Daily Music Guide Live Review Of FWW

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

Rock Sound Magazine Talk To Calories

"I think I've learnt that if you behave like you're the underdog, then that's what you'll be. Life's too short." - Pete Dixon

Rock Sound Magazine Review Calories Live In Southampton

'Unflappable and unflustered by techincal issues, they fill out the potentially awkward interludes with some good banter, largely centered on Tom talking utter shit into his microphone' - 7/10

Alan MX Talks To The Gay Times

“People still make such a huge deal when someone in the public eye comes out, and it’s strange, really. It's worrying to a certain extent that people can still raise eyebrows, like Katy Perry has. I think sexuality is still a weapon in this industry as much as it ever was.” - Alan MX

FWW IS The Irish Times' 'Gig Of The Week'

'The Derry rockers treated a blokey audience to 50 minutes of tight-as-a-tax-exile high energy northern rock, which was far more enjoyable than the bank of the same name.'

The Daily Record Review FWW Live

'Fighting With Wire may only be a trio, but their melodic rock still managed to pack a powerful punch'