Archive for And So I Watch You From Afar

Nine Inch Nails Added to Belsonic 2013

Posted in Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Tickets There

318_35115938199_2875_nTrent Reznor is back, as are his greatest creation. Movie soundtracks? Bollocks! Trent knows his rightful place is at the helm of industrial music’s answer to ABBA (does that make sense? It’s late, you’re probably not reading this too closely anyway. Look at the pretty picture. I took that in 2007).

Nine Inch Nails are the latest headliners to join the Belsonic festival this year.  I’ll be honest – all the dates suck except August 21st when NIN will make their return to Irish shores with And So I Watch You From Afar supporting. How freaking good does that sound?

Tickets are on sale tomorrow morning, Friday May 31st @ 09:00am priced £30.  


Glasgowbury Announce first acts for 2013 Festival (The Answer, ASIWYFA plus many more)

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Tickets There


Glasgowbury is now entering its thirteenth year as a festival and it just keeps getting better. Yesterday they announced the first list of names who’ll be appearing this year and there’s tasty choices for all music heads out there.

133059_1787976945938_1434990324_31885493_7829037_oThe festival aims to support local Northern Irish bands and The Answer, The Japanese Popstars and And So I Watch You From Afar aim to bring in the punters and demonstrate how strong Northern bands are right now. Helping them in this task will be (deep breath) Jetplane Landing, Little Bear, Axis Of, Ed Zealous, In Their Thousands, More Than Conquerors, Million Dollar Reload, Trucker Diablo, The Bonnevilles, Runaway GO, PigsAsPeople, Vanilla Gloom, The Wood Burning Savages, Pretty Child Backfire, Furlo, Robyn G Shiels and Rosie Carney – with many, many more still to be announced (about 50 from what we’ve heard).

The festival will take place over two days for the first time, July 20th – 21st with a ‘County Derry Showcase’ happening on the 19th…so really a three day job. If you want more than music to spend three nights ibn a field then Glasgowbury have you sorted as they’ve also announced their G-Spot Comedy stage will return and there’ll be a heap of carnival/Samba band activated, technology and gaming demonstrations / activities.

Tickets for Glasgowbury 2013, priced from just £35, are on sale now from this location.

Jape Win Meteor Choice Award….again!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by Tickets There

Tickets There extends a hearty congratulations to Richie Egan and the guys in Jape for winning the Choice Award for the second time. In 2008 the band scooped the prize for their incredible ‘Ritual’ album and now they’ve gotten it for the follow up,Ocean of Frequency’.

Jape are one of Ireland’s most exciting bands and Tickets There have been firm fans for a very long time. l’m delighted to see the award go to Richie and extend a congrats to all the other nominees who qualified for the award including the excellent And So I Watch You From Afar, Bell X1 and Lisa Hannigan who all put out excellent albums last year.

Seriously though Choice lads, he’s just a ‘man who plays the bass from Crumlin’!

The Danger Is Announce Crawdaddy Show

Posted in Gig Listing, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2011 by Tickets There

The lovely Niamh Farrell and The Danger Is have announced a headlining show at Dublin’s Crawdaddy on the 5th of March. Tickets are on-sale now from priced €10 & Booking fee.

Support will be provided by VERSECHORUSVERSE, the side project of And So I Watch You From Afar guitarist Tony Wright.

…yes, Tickets There will be ….there.

JAPE / And So I Watch You From Afar & Fionn Regan To Tour Next Month!

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by Tickets There

Good news folks, some top notch live acts coming your way next month as Jape, And So I Watch You From Afar and Fionn Regan travel the country on tour together. The shows are being organized by First Music Contact (FMC) who are heavily involved with the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival and offer budding bands and music industry hopefuls free advice and help in all their endeavors.

The tour is going out under the ‘FMC Tour’ Banner and will see all three acts sharing headlining duties. For more information, check out FMC’s website by Clicking Here (or check out the press release Here). In the spirit of Hard Working Class Heroes, tickets are going very the very moderate price of €15, a genuine bargain if ever there was one.

The dates announced so far can be viewed below,

Roisin Dubh, Galway (November 11),
The Pavilion, Cork (12),
Dolan’s, Limerick (13),
Spirit Store, Dundalk (18),
Dew Drop Inn, Kildare (19),
Whelan’s, Dublin (20).

See ye all in Whelan’s!

Jogging – Minutes (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by Tickets There

Bit late with this one. Originally we were going to stick these lads in for a MySpace Review but after a few spins of their record thanks to Harmless Noise), we felt that wouldn’t do them justice and a full Album review is in order.

Made up of various members from Crayonsmith, Cap Pas Cap and Guilty Optics, Jogging were formed less than two years ago but shows with Bats and other high profile underground bands have brought them alot of attention, especially from up and coming indie label, The Richter Collective. The RC been responsible for releasing some of the most original albums Irelands produced in the last few years,including outputs from The Redneck Manifesto, Adebisi Shank, I’ll Eat Your Face and The Vinny Club. With the a real working band label in toe, Jogging have now been able to release their debut album, Minutes and before getting into the details, we can happily say there’s much worse things you could spend €5 on.

Any fans of The Future Kings of Spain, Bats and And So I Watch You From Afar will love this band. They combine hardcore singling styles, monumentally heavy bass and guitar arrangements and slick, indie rock structures to deliver truly enjoyable and refreshing sound. Opening with the belting Threadbare the album delivers an array of different styled tracks including the At The Drive-In styled Not Simple and album selling Shakeup Shakedown, the heavy, brooding Fostered Foes and the ferocious Cleft Chin, Good Heart.

There’s little to disappoint and plenty to keep you coming back. It’s been spinning on our speakers daily for the last two weeks and it’s still growing. To show they care they’ve posted the full album on their official site for streaming so why not pop over, have a few spins and enjoy yourselves.

Click Here to hear the full album in full and download.

Choice Music Prize 2009

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , on March 3, 2010 by Tickets There

Tickets There want’s to wish best of luck to And So I Watch You From Afar tomorrow night when they go up against the likes of Bell X1, Adrian Crowley, Codes and Laura Izibor for the Choice Music Prize 2009.

Expect a review of the bands debut album (yes debut album, tower was sold out of the EP…we’re lazy) soon 🙂 (the review, remember? Guess we started rambling).

Check the full Choice Music Prize Shortlist by Clicking Here

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.