IRISH NOISE! – And So I Watch You From Afar (MySpace)


On Wednesday, Tickets There took one of our almost daily constitutionals to our local. We’d been listening to I’ll Eat Your Face for almost the whole day and decided to check what the buzz was amongst some other metal loving folks. Surprise, Surprise no one had ever heard of them and one lad is completely convinced I’ve made them up. Wasn’t much of a shock when it turned out none of the, had heard of And So I Watch You From Afar either. One word, disgraceful! Obviously the main reason for their lack of press hasn’t been a lack of talent on the bands side but rather a lack of coverage on Ireland’s sexiest music blog, Tickets There. So it’s time to ratify this!

2009 Choice Music Award Nominees ASIWYFA, are currently one of Irelands brightest shinning hopes for international stardom (what the f**k TT, try not to jinx every band you review. Ass! – Ed)  Their self-titled debut was a widely acclaimed by pretty much everyone who came within two feet of it and their live shows are regarded and talked more than any other band on the scene. Along with the likes of I’ll Eat Your Face and Adebisi Shank, they’ve helped shape a very impressive, exciting and unique heavy metal / melodic scene that music fans of this country should be proud of.

So, with all the hype and promotion out of the way, what’s it all about you ask? Well, going through their MySpace player track by track would be a complete waste of time, as it is for almost any instrumental band.  They blend a massive range of styles throughout all their songs ensuring not a minute goes by without something new being added. Tracks like Set Guitars to Kill, S is for Salamander, Clench Fists, Grit Teeth…GO! and TheseRIOTSareJUSTtheBEGINNING are brain stomping, ear bleeding metal riffage in all directions. Huge, blazing guitars of fire spewing lashes of landmark solos, belting, bone breaking bridges and some of the most intense jamming’ you’ll hear any band accomplish for many a moon.

They display a much more melodic side on tracks like And The Voiceless, with it’s powerful, overhauling bass lines and Tip of the Hat, Punch In the Face which follows along the path the Red Neck Manifesto set out…before transforming back into their trademark adamantium metal madness.

What more can you say? Four Irish lads making a hell of alot of impressive noise. Love IT! Any more words would just keep you from checking them out when really that’s what you need to do. Go to their MySpace, listen and love.

Check out their MySpace by Clicking Here.

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3 Responses to “IRISH NOISE! – And So I Watch You From Afar (MySpace)”

  1. Aren’t they briallianternessment!!?! What a fabulous week for them, Choice nom, 2FM show, Eurosonic Festival, The Quietus and now Tickets There! I’m sure they’ll be playing with extra love for you!

    Really looking forward to picking up my copy of the new Letters EP when it hits the shops soon. Lads are about to really hit the gold vein now…they’re due a new album this spring too!

    New look is smashing by the way!

  2. Yeah man….Irish press never ever touch us or similar bands, apparently it would be bad to do that or something. ‘Disgraceful’ is the word. Altar of Plagues getting sweet international acclaim, For Ruin getting great reviews in Europe, Adebisi touring like bastards and hitting Japan, other amazing bands like Only Fumes, El Bastardo, all ignored. All the press want here is weepy lame maudlin singer songwriters and grim suicide-inducing blandness from Snow Patrol and the likes.

    Thank god for blogs.

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