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Insanely brilliantly excitingly intense; all that and much more. The mostly instrumental Belfast-based outfit first appeared in 2009 with a self-titled release that few heard but almost every single person who did immediately took it upon themselves to start a band.
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR have had a direct effect on making math rock and instrumental music blossom in the UK today with a style of music that could easily have just been seen as a small blip in the annals of music history but has bloomed into something that can be genuinely regarded as a world-wide recognised movement.
ASIWYFA, alongside the likes of Adebisi Shank, You Slut! and Maybeshewill, made the prospect of music with no vocals (with the exception of the odd yelp dotted hither and thither) exciting, by injecting it with a frenzied frenetic frisson and refusing to ever give the listener time to get remotely bored.
And with a mission statement that reads, “Greedily trying to fit everything we love into one song”, we are utterly delighted to get this musical phenomenon back to York! GET YOUR MATH OUT!