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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'

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