No words needed from visiting Belfast rock quartet

And So I Watch You From Afar.
And So I Watch You From Afar.

An ear-blistering force of nature, And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA), come to Róisín Dubh this Saturday, April 15.

One of the most sensational live bands to emerge from this island in modern time, the Belfast-based quartet play instrumental rock with precision and power. There is the odd burst of group vocals, but this is a band that thrives on the quiet/loud dynamic.

Rory Friers and Niall Kennedy are the band duelling guitarists, with Johnny Adger and Chris Wee making up the rhythm section. Chris is a true powerhouse of a drummer, armed with an array of beat and an enthusiasm that’s infectious.

ASIWYFA are signed to the American label, Sargent House, and have also played in Shanghai and Beijing as part of a Chinese tour. The band announced their Galway gig with these words: “”Ahead of some very special news this Spring, we’re delighted to announce that we will be doing a one off show at our home from home, The Roisin Dubh, Galway over Easter weekend (April 15). We’re just back from some time spent recording music in Rhode Island and can’t wait to see you all.”

If you have yet to witness ASIWYFA in concert, don’t miss this. If you have, well – get your tickets!

■ Doors 8pm, tickets €18/€16.