It is with great pleasure and excitement that i am very glad to announce that And So I Watch You from Afar will play the Ruby Room at the Royal Theatre and Event Centre in Castlebar County Mayo on May 5th (bank holiday weekend) 2013 with support coming from The Altered Hours.
This coming Friday March 15th ASIWYFA will release their much anticpated brand new album “All Hail Bright Futures” on the legendary “Sargent House” record label.
And So I Watch You From Afar
All Hail Bright Futures
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.
From the bands second album titled Gangs: Think Breathe Destroy
The Altered Hours will play support on the night:
Tickets for asiwyfa’s highly anticapted Castlebar date on May 5th go on sale this coming Friday March 15th and will be available from Downtown Records Main Street in Castlebar County Mayo and cost just 15 euro. For booking info please call (094) 9022312