And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs

And So I Watch You From Afar will release their fourth LP, Heirs on May 1st, with a pair of gigs in Belfast & Dublin lined up for June

 On writing Heirs, the band say

“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 new guitarist Niall Kennedy (who joined as a touring member in 2012), the band grew increasingly productive taking 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.

“Its 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 explains. “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.”

ASIWYFA head out on a European tour with Mylets next month, before returning for a couple of gigs in Dublin & Belfast on 19th & 20th of June:

04/15 Moscow, RUS @ Teatr Club

04/16 St. Petersburg, RUS @ Kosmonavt

04/17 Yekaterinburg, RUS @ Nirvana Club

04/28 Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut *

04/29 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla *

04/30 Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory *

05/01 London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall *

05/02 Dunkerque, FR @ Les 4 Ecluses *

05/03 Luxembourg, LUX @ Den Atelier *

05/04 Paris, FR @ La Fleche D’or *

05/06 Molenbeek Saint Jean, BE @ Vk *

05/07 Rotterdam, NE @ Rotown *

05/08 Eindhoven, NE @ Effenaar, Small Hall *

05/09 Deventer, NE @ Burgerweeshuis *

05/10 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur *

05/11 Clermont Ferrand, FR @ La Cooperative De Mai Club *

05/12 Zurich, CH @ Dynamo *

05/13 Bern, CH @ Dachstock @ Reitschule *

05/14 Geneva, CH @ Usine *

05/15 Milan, IT @ Leoncavallo *

05/16 Rome, IT @ TBA *

05/17 Modena, IT @ La Tenda *

05/19 Ljubljana, SLO @ Kino Siska *

05/20 Zagreb, CR @ Zedno Uho Festival *

05/21 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert *

05/22 Vienna, AT @ Arena *

05/23 Munich, DE @ Ampere *

05/25 Prague, CZ @ NoD Teatro *

05/26 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof *

05/27 Leipzig, DE @ Taubchental *

05/28 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu *

05/29 Hamburg, DE @ Logo *

05/30 Essen, DE @ Zeche Carl *

05/31 Cologne, DE @ Underground *

06/01 Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso *

06/19 Dublin, IE @ Olympia

06/20 Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall

07/09 – 07/11 Cheltenham, UK @ 2000 Trees Festival

07/24 Beelen, DE @ Krach am Bach

07/25 Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Festival

* with Mylets

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