Bright future ahead for And So I Watch You From Afar

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Belfast band And So I Watch You From Afar
BELFAST rockers And So I Watch You From Afar come to Limerick this Thursday for their first gig since the release of third album All Hail Bright Futures.

BELFAST rockers And So I Watch You From Afar come to Limerick this Thursday for their first gig since the release of third album All Hail Bright Futures.

The record, released worldwide on Sargent House, is the band’s first recorded as a three-piece since the departure of founder member Tony Wright and the jury is still out on the results.

Gangs, the follow-up to their acclaimed, Choice Music Prize nominated self-titled debut album was a cracker - throbbing with their own brand of joyous post-rock instrumentalism and boasting more cohesion than their raw debut.

The third album, recorded with Rocky O’Reilly, lacks some of that urgency, tension and agression, and features vocals for almost the first time in the gargantuan instrumental rock outfit’s history, but that may be filled out in a live scenario.

We await the results, plus the addition of new full time member Niall Kennedy.

The hard touring ASIWYFA have played a number of memorable gigs in Limerick down through the years, particularly one incendiary appearance in Baker Place a number of years ago, but will be at home on the Warehouse stage in the Dock Road venue. Tickets are flying out the door according to booker Neil Dolan, so don’t hang around.

And So I Watch You From Afar play Dolan’s Warehouse, Thursday, March 28 at 9pm. Tickets €15/€12.