And So I Watch You from Afar

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And So I Watch You from Afar
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ASIWYFA
Background information
Origin Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Genres Post-rock, math rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Smalltown America (2007-2010)
Richter Collective (2011-2012)
Sargent House
Associated acts Axis Of
VerseChorusVerse
7.5 Tonnes Of Beard
Thrash Hat
Website Official site
Members Rory Friers
Niall Kennedy
Johnny Adger
Chris Wee
Past members Tony Wright

And So I Watch You from Afar are a Northern Irish instrumental rock band from Belfast, composed of guitarists Rory Friers and Niall Kennedy on guitar, bassist Johnny Adger and drummer Chris Wee. They wrote and released two albums and three EPs with former member Tony Wright who now performs under the pseudonym VerseChorusVerse. They write largely instrumental music with group vocals in parts; Friers writes a lot of the music, but they arrange and contribute to these songs in the rehearsal room as a four-piece to make them into finished songs. They signed to Richter Collective, and in October 2011 the band announced a deal in North America with management and record label Sargent House.

History[edit]

Their self-titled debut album was named the 6th best album of 2009 by Rock Sound.[1]

At the end of August 2011 one of the four founding members, Tony Wright, left ASIWYFA.

In August 2012, the band embarked on a 5 city China tour organised by Beijing and Shanghai based company Split Works.[2]

Fourth studio album[edit]

On July 7, 2014, ASIWYFA began recording their fourth studio album.[3][4] The album, called “Heirs” was released on May 5, 2015.[5] It is one of the 19 records nominated for the IMPALA Album of the Year Award.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
IRL
[7]
UK
2009 And So I Watch You From Afar
2011 Gangs
  • Released: April 29, 2011
  • Label: Richter Collective
  • Formats: CD, Download
28
2013 All Hail Bright Futures 81
2015 Heirs
2017 The Endless Shimmering TBD
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
IRL
2009 "Set Guitars To Kill" And So I Watch You From Afar
"S Is For Salamander" The Letters EP
2010 "Straight Through The Sun Without A Scratch"
2011 "Search:Party:Animal" Gangs
"BeautifulUniverseMasterChampion"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
IRL
2007 This Is Our Machine And Nothing Can Stop It
  • Formats: CD
Tonight The City Burns
  • Formats: CD
2010 The Letters
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Band members[edit]

Current Members
Former Members

Timeline[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 75 Albums". Rock Sound (130). Christmas 2009. p. 27. [6] And So I Watch You From Afar - 'And So I Watch You From Afar' 
  2. ^ "August Rush: And So I Watch You From Afar Are Coming To China_Split Works". Spli-t.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  3. ^ "07/07/2014 Day 1 ASIWYFA Album 4 Tracking begins". @jonathandavidadger. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  4. ^ "And So I Watch You From Afar have just started recording for the new album". sargenthouseeu.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  5. ^ Perry, Holley (2015-04-06). "And So I Watch You From Afar". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Young labels featured in shortlist for IMPALA Album of the Year Award". sur impalamusic.org. 
  7. ^ "Irish Charts > And So I Watch You From Afar". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 

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