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2013-01-15 11:19:36 UTC

This self made instrumental juggernaut have been razing Belfast to the ground with their remarkable live performance which have been described by the press as stunning and unmissable and for which they achieved gig of the month from NME. After selling out of their much anticipated debut EP in just 6 weeks the mammoth mind melting machine that is And So I Watch You From Afar have been tipped by all the Irish and Northern Irish press, had high praise from Kerrang! and become a firm favourite on BBC Radio 1 receiving nationwide airplay on the Huw Stephens show and having recorded a live session for Radio 1.

As well as writing, playing, producing, designing and self releasing this instrumental debut mini album ‘This Is Our Machine And Nothing Can Stop It’ the guys have just sound tracked a short film and finished a collaboration EP titled ‘Tonight The City Burns’ featuring the vocal talents of some of Northern Ireland’s finest new talent.

The EP was released on Oct 17th at a packed-to-the-rafters, sold out show to 400 rabid fans in Belfast. Featured in all music publications and newspapers in the country (AU, Irish News, Belfast Telegraph, Hotpress etc) the show was considered to be the biggest night of the year and was NME.com gig of the month.

Uniting some of the key new bands in Northern Ireland, LaFaro, Driving By Night, Cruz and Cahir O’Doherty of Fighting With Wire, the show featured live performances of the individual bands, whose vocalists then combined with ASIWYFA to create a behemoth of mutual talent, a fitting reflection of the band’s integral position and lynch pin like status where they beat at the very heart of Belfast’s extraordinary music scene.

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[ And So I Watch You From Afar's ] third album "All Hail Bright Futures" could be taken as both an ethos for the album and the band at this point in time. There is a new color scheme in place: new textures, emotions, sounds and voices. The 12-track, 43 minute album is dominated by a sunnier disposition, a positive uplift that more closely matches the euphoria the Northern Ireland trio has been instilling in audiences through their music in a live setting for the last five years.

There are moments of tropical guitar pop ('Rats On Rock'), percussive bleeping song foundations paired with infectious vocals ('The Stay Golden'), a trumpet arrangement ('Young Brave Minds'), an orchestral interlude '(Trails'), singalong mantras ('Big Things Do Remarkable'), harmonic hooks ('Like A Mouse'), a flute melody ('Mend And Make Safe') along with cutup vocals and handclaps ('Ka Ba Ta Bo Da Ka'). All of these new additions to the ASIWYFA sound are underpinned by their trademark guitar riffs that bliss the musical brain, complemented by the colossal and increasingly expressive rhythm section that comforts as much as it bludgeons.

Continuing the unparalleled pace at which they've been touring for over five years now, ASIWYFA have taken their uplifting sound to places other bands could only imagine. Since the release of 2011's second album Gangs, the band have added China, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to their already considerably stamped passports. As well as these far-flung, seldom played places, the band have gigged all over North America and Europe, bringing their total show tally close to 500.

A band can't play 500 shows worldwide without a fanbase and ASIWYFA have a legion. And you can't build a legion of fans across the world without great songs. Gangs earned the band a second Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of The Year 2012 and they recently signed to Sargent House worldwide (home to Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Boris, Fang Island, Chelsea Wolfe and more) for management and label -- which will release the band's third album All Hail Bright Futures in March 2013.

All Hail Bright Futures is ASIWYFA's first recording done as a three-piece following the departure of Tony Wright. The band will head back out on the road as a four piece with their new full time member Niall Kennedy. The album was recorded with Rocky O' Reilly at Start Together Studio in Belfast. It is their boldest statement yet, an album bursting with a positive vigor, that states a renewed case for a magnetizing band at their best. All Hail Bright Futures will be released on LP, CD and digitally worldwide on March 19, 2013 on Sargent House.

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And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures Artist - And So I Watch You Form Afar Album - All Hail Bright Futures [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2013 [ 19th March ] Genre - Experimental, Post-rock, Math-rock [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 01. Eunoia 02. Big Thinks Do Remarkable 03. Like A Mouse 02:39 04. Ambulance 05. The Stay Golden Pt. 1 06. The Stay Golden Pt. 2 (Rats on a Rock) 07. The Stay Golden Pt. 3 (Trails...) 08. Mend And Make Safe 09. Ka Ba Ta Bo Da Ka 10. Things Amazing 11. All Hail Bright Futures 12. Young Brave Minds -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRE-ORDER And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Future -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Artist - And So I Watch You From Afar Album - Gangs Release Date - 2011 Genre - Experimental, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 01. BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION 02. Gang (Starting Never Stopping) 03. Search:Party:Animal 04. 7 Billion People All Alive At Once 05. Think:Breathe:Destroy 06. Homes - Ghost Parlor KA -6 To... 07. Homes - ...Samara To Belfast 08. Lifeproof -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs FILEFACTORY And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And So I Watch You From Afar - Seven Billion Artist - And So I Watch You From Afar Album - 7 Billion People All Alive at Once Release Date - 2011 Genre - Experimental, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 1. 7 Billion People All Alive at Once [Jape Remix] 06:09 2. 7 Billion People All Alive at Once [Radio Edit] 03:25 3. 7 Billion People All Alive at Once [Album Version] 05:43 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP And So I Watch You From Afar - 7 Billion People All Alive at Once -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - And So I Watch You From Afar Album - Straight Through The Sun Without A Scratch Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experimental, Post-rock, Math-rock Tracklist 1 Straight Through the Sun 2 Without a Fucking Scratch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And So I Watch You From Afar - Straight Through The Sun Without A Scratch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- and-so-i-watch-you-from-afar-and-so-i-watch-you-from-afar Artist - And So I Watch You From Afar Album - And So I Watch You From Afar + ( Bonus Disc ) Release Date - 2009 Genre - Experiemental, Post-rock Tracklist 01 - Set Guitars to Kill 02 - A Little Bit of Solidarity Goes a Long Way 03 - Clench Fists, Grit Teeth... Go! 04 - I Capture Castles 05 - Start a Band 06 - Tip of the Hat, Punch in the Face 07 - If it Ain't Broke... Break it 08 - These Riots are Just the Beginning 09 - Don't Waste Time Doing Things You Hate 10 - The Voiceless 11 - Eat the City, Eat it Whole Bonus Disc 01 - Intro 02 - Marching Over The Coals 03 - Clench Fists, Grit Teeth...Go! (Live) 04 - Holylands, 4am (Live) 05 - The Machine (Live) 06 - theseRIOTSareJUSTtheBEGINNING (Original version) 07 - Mount Kailash 08 - The Voiceless (Beatdown Motorcore version) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP And So I Watch You From Afar - And So I Watch You From Afar + ( Bonus Disc ) FILEFACTORY And So I Watch You From Afar - And So I Watch You From Afar + ( Bonus Disc ) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - And So I Watch You From Afar Album - This Is Our Machine And Nothing Can Stop It Release Date - 2007 Genre - Experimental, Post-rock Tracklist 1 I Capture Castles 7:19 2 The Voiceless 7:05 3 Holylands, 4am 2:09 4 The Machine 6:56 5 WPB 6am 2:55 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And So I Watch You From Afar - This Is Our Machine And Nothing Can Stop It -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - And So I Watch You From Afar Album - Tonight the City Burns Release Date - 2007 Genre - Experimental, Post-rock Tracklist 1 These Riots are Just the Beginning 4:41 2 The Torch 0:41 3 Tonight the City Burns (feat. Cahir O’Doherty & Johnny Black) 6:09 4 Marching Over the Coals 3:02 5 Something More than Power (feat. Neil Hughes) 7:42 6 La Plata es el Asesino (feat. Geoff Topley) 4:12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And So I Watch You From Afar - Tonight the City Burns -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - And So I Watch you From Afar Album - The Letters Release Date - 2010 Genre - Experiemental, Post-rock, Post-metal Tracklist 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) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BANDCAMP And So I Watch you From Afar - The Letters FILEFACTORY And So I Watch you From Afar - The Letters Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Catacombe ~ Final Days Society ~ Giants ~ 1 Mile North ~ The Ameican Dollar -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ASIWYFA

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