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And So I Watch You From Afar – Letters EP (Out Today)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by Tickets There

To help break the Monday blues, the latest EP from northern instrumental metal giants ASIWYFA is out today. Although the ‘Add to Basket’ Button hasnt been activated yet, it should be up and running shortly so pop over to Small Town America Records to order yours when it’s all go.

The Letters EP features four brand new tracks (one of which, S is for Salamander, can be heard over at the bands MySpace. The full track listing can be viewed below.

  1.  S Is For Salamander
  2. D Is For Django The Bastard
  3. B Is For B-Side
  4. K Is For Killing Spree (Ode To)

The bands self-titled debut album is currently in the running to pick up this year’s Choice Music Prize. The Winner will be announced in March. Catch ASIWYFA when they play the following Irish shows in Feb / Mar.

11th Feb – Bakers Place, Limerick
12th Feb – Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
13th Feb – Electric Ave, Waterford
15th Feb – HMV Instore, Belfast

2nd Mar – Tower Records Instore, Dublin
26th Mar – Andrews lane, Dublin


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

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, MySpace Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by Tickets There

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.