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The Weather Underground - A New Project

"This is a lo-fi, DIY project for everyone to use/blog and disseminate via the internet"

State Magazine Review FWW In Dublin

'With a cache of quality tunes, a major label deal in the bag and a sojourn in the USA on the horizon, Fighting With Wire seem destined for greater things '

Drop - D Magazine Feature On FWW

'What Rock 'n' Roll is really all about'

ASIWYFA - Vice Album Review - 8/10

Soundshock Live Review Of FWW & LaFaro

'Fighting With Wire is a band that knows how to impress a crowd in every way.'

Public Service Blogcast Episode 18

FWW's Cahir Q & A For The Irish Daily Star

"I get the bus from Derry to Belast quite a lot. Loads of mavericks on buses" - Cahir

BBC Across The Line Live Review Of FWW

'Cahir is already our own little rock god in waiting'

Pavelware Review ASIWYFA's "The Voiceless"

It's easy to see why so many people have connected with the band's music based solely on this one piece.

State Magazine & Panama Kinggs On FWW's Success

'It's been a long time since Ireland produced a top flight rock band, but the wait is finally over.'

Public Service Blogcast Episode 17

FWW Feature In The Big List

The Big List talk about the success of 'Man Vs. Monster' and Fighting With Wire's upcoming show with LaFaro.

Jamie King Book Review

Fighting WIth Wire's Jamie King does a book review for the Belfast Telegraph. Random, but insightful...

Public Service Blogcast Episode 16

Entertainment.ie Interview FWW's Cahir

"Record deals don't matter, good music matters" - Cahir

Sweeping The Nation - UK Blogger Albums Of 2008 Poll Results

Their first post of the year uncovers their Blogger's Album Of The Year Poll which this year we've kindly been asked to contribute to. This Town Needs Guns' debut album 'Animals' in at Number 42.

Hot Press Magazine Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Unrelenting hard rock debut from Derry's answer to the Foos' - 2.5/5

Turn This Up : Nailler9 'Letters' Review

WOAH! This debut is knocking my socks off.

Public Service Blogcast Episode 15

Space Year 2008

Top Albums and future plans from Daniel

Public Service Blogcast Episode 14

Review Of FWW Supporting Biffy Clyro

'With their punchy guitar sound, melodic choruses and immense stage presence, these guys certainly confirmed why they are one of the most hard working bands in Northern Ireland.' The Big List review Fighting With Wire supporting Biffy Clyro in Belfast.

Public Service Blogcast Episode 13

Cut The Transmission...

Smalltown America were ruling the airwaves in Northern Ireland last night. Unfortunately, Brian forgot to pre-advertise the appearances - likely he'll be confined to the dungeon in STA towers with nothing but the mountainous Demo pile for company.

Go Join A Band!

I've always been an advocate of Northern Irish bands, and I've seen so many great bands that broke up never getting their dues.

FWW Are Ones To Watch In 09

Having DJ Zane Lowe as one of their biggest fans was definitely a highlight of 2008 as Cahir explained. "We were totally blown away when he played our stuff and said how much he liked it."

A Synesthete's Description Of TheseRIOTSareJUSTtheBEGINNING.

'I have sound/vision synesthesia; certain sounds, particularly when I’m concentrating solely on them (i.e, like listening to music in a quiet room), can trigger an autonomic visual reaction were by I can ’see’ the beat of the drum, or a guitar riff there, in front of me as colour'

The Evening Echo Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'An album that really brings rock back to its moshing roots' - 4/5

The Big List Talk To FWW's Cahir

"Playing for Jetplane Landing, I realised there hadn't been a big band from Northern Ireland since Ash and that really annoyed me. When we came back from England, I wanted Northern Ireland to have a scene like the old Seattle scene." - Cahir

Public Service Blogcast Episode 12

Max Tundra Spins Alan MX On Resonance FM

Culture NI Interview With FWW's Cahir

"We don’t follow any fashion trends. I mean I’m still wearing the same coat for the last seven years!" - Cahir O'Doherty

Calories in Rock Sound Magazine's 'Ones To Watch 2009'

'We can't get enough of them!'

ASIWYFA In Rock Sound Magazine's 'Ones To Watch 2009'

'The album is now set to drop in March. We've heard it and it's awesome, so there.'

Artrocker Magazine On Calories

Artrocker talks about Calories upcoming show at This Ain't No Picnic

Public Service Blogcast Episode 11

We Versus The Shark - Podcasted, Tourin', Generally Sharkin' Around

A particular highlight of their set came in the form of their take on Radiohead's 'Idioteque'

Clone Quartet: New Sound And Live Outing

Wonder no more. Here be news direct from the Camp CQ.

Subba Chat With One Of Irelands Best Exports, The Loved-By-Zane-Lowe Fighting With Wire

"I realised very quickly that ambulance people do not know what a Stone Cold Stunner is" - Cahir

This Ain't No Christmas Hamper

Public Service Blogcast Episode 10

Top 50 Northern Irish Songs Of AU's Lifetime

Jetplane Landing, And So I Watch You From Afar, Fighting With Wire, Oppenheimer and LaFaro all make up AU's Top 50 with the latter's "Tuppenny Nudger" topping the poll.

Out On A Limb 5th Birthday Celebrations

One of Ireland's finest independent labels Out On A Limb - has announced their fifth birthday party celebration.

Public Service Blogcast Episode 9

And So We Welcome Them From Afar...

"With this alliance solidly forged, a debut album waiting to be unleashed and our unbreakable will to make the most tantalizing, new music out there - the world may yet spin backwards due to our uncompromising sound.”

NME Review 'Wrecked Angles'

'This is Les Savy Fav doing Captain Beefheart, a totally unpredictable racket that, for this very reason, is double-mega'

Public Service Blogcast Episode 8

Kerrang! Review FWW XFM Session

'Colossal melody hooking in your brain and determinedly dragging it wherever it feels like going.'

A Little Solidarity...

Friends of ASIWYFA show their love and support in Belfast over 3 days

Public Service Blogcast Episode 7