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
OriginBelfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Genres
Years active2005–present
LabelsSmalltown America, Richter Collective, Sargent House
Associated acts
Websiteasiwyfa.com
MembersRory Friers
Niall Kennedy
Johnny Adger
Chris Wee
Past membersTony Wright

And So I Watch You from Afar is a Northern Irish instrumental rock band from Belfast, composed of guitarists Rory Friers and Niall Kennedy, bassist Johnny Adger and drummer Chris Wee.

The band released two albums and three EPs with former member Tony Wright, who now performs under the pseudonym VerseChorusVerse and was later replaced by Niall Kennedy in 2011. 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.

They released their self-titled debut studio album on April 13, 2009. Their second studio album, Gangs (2011), was met with critical acclaim. The band released their third studio album, All Hail Bright Futures, on March 15, 2013 on Sargent House. Their fourth studio album, Heirs (2015), gained the band international acclaim and saw the band experimenting with guitar and progressive rock. Their fifth studio album, The Endless Shimmering, was released on October 20, 2017.

Band members[edit]

Current Members

  • Jonathan Adger – bass guitar
  • Rory Friers – guitar
  • Niall Kennedy – guitar
  • Chris Wee – drums, percussion

Former members

  • Tony Wright – guitar

Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
IRL
[1]
UK
2009 And So I Watch You From Afar
2011 Gangs
  • Released: April 29, 2011
  • Label: Richter Collective
  • Formats: CD, Download, LP
28
2013 All Hail Bright Futures 81
2015 Heirs 97
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 EP
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Charts > And So I Watch You From Afar". irish-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved October 3, 2018.

External links[edit]