And So I Watch You From Afar Release “Letters” E.P., Announce Dublin and Belfast Instores
ASIWYFA release new E.P. and announce instore dates.
Here’s the blurb:
Letters EP Available February 08th
One of the finest bands to ever come out of Northern Ireland, And So I Watch You From Afar are proud to announce the release of
their new EP ‘Letters’ which is due for release on February 08th 2010.
Release Date: 08/02/10
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)
Other bands talk about it, And So I Watch You From Afar do it. In 2009, ASIWYFA played a mammoth 170 gigs all over Europe.
From extensive tours in the UK to opening Pukkelpop festival in Belgium in front of 4500 captivated people to Novarock festival in
Austria, gigs in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Russia, this is band that mean business.
Their hometown Belfast shows are legendary from the 1,000 capacity headline Christmas homecoming gig in the Ulster Hall right down
to a small secret basement party which was shut down by the police late in the night for being too insane.
Everything about ASIWYFA is gargantuan. Their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album released in 2009 is exhibit A. From the the
iron-clad riffs to the pummelling crash of the cymbals to the palpable positivity of the music, it’s everything great rock (never mind just
instrumental rock) music should be. Even the song which take in titles like ‘Set Guitars To Kill’, ‘Clench Fists, Grit Teeth… GO!’ and the
ASIWYFA practice what you preach mantra ‘Don’t Waste Time Doing Things You Hate’, are epic in scale.
Filled with monstrous guitars, bulging rock histrionics and genuinely breathtaking moments, And So I Watch You from Afar is easily
one of the best records of 2009.
Revered music publications like The Quietus (‘Quite some distance ahead of the rest of ’09′s guitar albums so far’), NME (‘The sound
of someone crashing an oil tanker through Sigur Ros’ ice floe’), Kerrang! (‘ It’s rare for a body of work to be so dreamy and elegiac yet
conversely monstrously heavy’) and Vice (‘rescuing the instrumetal ship from the deepest depths of irrevocable mediocrity’) all agree.
ASIWYFA are a band that are only going to get bigger and more inspiring, catch the band’s incendiary live show at a venue near you.
The ‘Letters’ EP is available from February 08th on the Smalltown America Web Store and all good Stores.
The band are on tour now and you can also catch them live at HMV In Belfast on Feb 15th @ 5PM and Tower Records in Dublin on March 02nd @ 7PM.