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Thursday, February 05, 2015

NEWS: And So I Watch You From Afar announce a Belfast date and unleash a single from new album

Today And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) premier their new single, ‘Run Home’ with DIY Mag. The track comes from the quartet’s new album ‘Heirs’, due out 4th May 2015 via Sargent House - and they have announced they will play the Mandela Hall on June 20th

This will be the band’s fourth full length album following on from their acclaimed release ‘All Hail Bright Futures’.

Heirs is a  personal and meaningful release. “Its central theme is about the inheritance of ideas,” the band says. “In that we’re all heirs to other peoples’ passion, which in turn inspires ourselves.”

“We started making the album while touring in 2013,” guitarist Rory Friers explains. “We would be recording demos in our hotel rooms, back stage and we would even hire out rehearsal rooms during days off.”

Being the first album with guitarist Niall Kennedy (who joined as a touring member in 2012), the band took half a year off from the road and working nearly every waking moment together in their rehearsal room. Friers and Kennedy, along with drummer Chris Wee and bassist Johnathan Adger amassed about 30 new songs, which were then whittled down to 15 tracks. Of those 15, only 10 songs made the final cut, carefully selecting those that best represented the ideas and feelings the band wanted to express with the album.

“It’s called Heirs as a tribute to a lot of new people who came into all our lives during the writing and recording of the album — lots of nephews and Johnny had a daughter, Eisa,” Friers explained. “It seems like the songs soaked up all those feelings we had during the writing.
"Because making the album was such an intentionally intense and full time experience none of us where listening to much other music or even experiencing much else outside of it. So, it feels like a very pure representation of what happens when these four people decide to make music together. It was a very intense time and the record has been shaped by that.”

here to get a taste of the new sound.

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