Over the last 16 years, Ireland’s instrumental rock quartet And So I Watch You From Afar has defied the layman’s definition of post-rock by absorbing new ideas and pushing the boundaries of their intricate and ecstatic guitar-based compositions.
Crashing out of the gate with the big-riff worship and arena-level melodic heroics of their eponymous debut, ASIWYFA have continuously introduced new spins on their original sound while simultaneously expanding their sonic palette with every new album, taking in and repurposing everything from African highlife to Irish trad to the weirdo math-rock of the late ‘90s / early ‘00s.
Born from freezing cold winters on the northern most tip of Ireland. They play raw, charging, experimental music that is hard to define. Sometimes angular and noisy, sometimes pulsing, euphoric, overwhelming. The joy, the power, the escapism found in their live shows is fabled.
In 2006 they jumped in the van and didn’t stop. Across Europe, USA, Russia, Asia, Central America, Australia, touring relentlessly, they’ve slowly built a cult following around the world. The true spirit of independence, the definition of DIY, Arte Povera, of realness and resolve, ASIWYFA is a place you can find your own ideas to believe in, all alone, all together.
Off the back of their sold-out multi-media show ‘Jettison' and with rumbles of a new album being detected, the machine shows no sign of stopping.
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR
Friday 16th December 2022
Mandela Hall, Belfast
Doors 7 pm
Tickets are ON SALE Friday at 10 am from Ticketmaster.ie