This gig is THE riot

This gig is THE riot Ulster Hall
Friday 18 December 2009

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With And So I Watch You From Afar, Adebisi Shank, Cashier No.9 and LaFaro

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Friday 18 December 2009

Ulster Hall

34 Bedford Street
Belfast BT2 7FF
United Kingdom
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Trans, in association with Smalltown America, are proud to present the most exciting show of 2009.

Our very own four piece instrumental juggernauts - And So I Watch You From Afar - are headlining Belfast’s Ulster Hall. This unique show will take place on December 18th 2009, with a full support bill which will include some very special guests.

Since the bands sold out their Mandela Hall album launch show in March, this was always the next step for them. Blame it on their ever increasing fan base and unmatched live performances. If you haven’t heard of ASIWYFA, where have you been? These guys are a must see, and this will be a show you do not want to miss!

ASIWYFA won accolades such as Huw Stephen’s Album of the Week, four K’s in Kerrang!, 10/10 from Radio One, Band Of The Year from ATL, a place in the Top Ten Northern Irish Songs of our Lifetime from Alternative Ulster, glowing reviews in the NME and Top 50 Albums of 08 and Ones To Watch 09 in Rock Sound. Phew!

ASIWYFA live performances have been described by the press as stunning and unmissable, a tear jerking experience. They’re a band that rise above the musical ghettos and incorporates influences from hip hop, calypso, Irish folk, Ethiopian jazz, and rune metal. Their delicate minutiae of fidgeting rhythms and optimistic dream state melodies get steamrollered by a colossal sonic barrage of apocalyptic proportions. Having been together since only2006, this ambitious foursome have the drive of some kind of bastard big tank and have managed to build not just their own reputation to towering heights but also that of a whole city. This is their machine and it certainly doesn’t look like anything can stop it.

Since releasing their debut album in March, they’ve toured relentlessly around the UK, hit up Germany in support of Clutch and levelled festivals across Europe (inc. the Oxegen Festival, the largest in Ireland) . They’re also set to headline Northern Ireland’s very own Glasgowbury festival. Simply put - this has been an incredible year for the four piece, and they only seem to be getting better and better with it.

Tickets are available now, priced at a very reasonable £8 advance, and can be purchased from the Waterfront Hall Box Office on 028 9033 4455 and from The Ulster Hall. Full supporting line up and online sales to be announced soon, so keep an eye on this very website for more details.

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  • zorro37

    Shank were on about 8 and were fucking class! Sound was terrible for all the support bands though.

    24 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Sup3rCollider

    they did play, they were just on really early!

    21 Dec 2009 Reply
  • j-pk

    My only complaints about this gig has the fact Shank didn't play and I know they would've been intense...

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Claud756

    That was fucking awesome! I'm so glad they got so many people through the door. @CityOfDoors .. Slaine was recording, he might put some stuff up soonish?

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
  • JonnyLULZ

    fucking unreal gig.

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Sup3rCollider

    Was tooooooooo good. seriously!!!

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • CityOfDoors

    I missed my plane D: God damn it! Someone tell me they recorded it or something!

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • zorro37

    3 odd hour musically induced orgasm here I come!!!!

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Burkey

    The Christmas market is in town at city hall. Its worth a look around to kill a couple of hours.

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • itsnotfun

    Fucking tomorrow! Flying out in the morning. I need to kill a day in Belfast.. any suggestions?

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • hiyafatty

    i really am useless, i love asiwyfa more than life yet haven't noticed this one till now, and it's on my birthday, FUCK MY LIFE!!!!

    15 Dec 2009 Reply
  • soundpiercing

    I hope I'm still in one piece after Soulwax for this.

    14 Dec 2009 Reply
  • GarethGra


    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Bionic_Commando

    There's a new EP? Awesome.

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • j-pk

    This is going to fucking mental, in the best way possible of course! It'd be an allstar Irish lineup for me if BATS were playing too :P

    4 Dec 2009 Reply
  • CityOfDoors

    @RecycledAlien Excellent, thanks! Can't wait to get the new EP :D

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • itsnotfun

    Hoping to Fly from Liverpool for this. I won't have anywhere to stay for the 4 days I'll be there but I consider that a minor problem. :D

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • RecycledAlien

    @CityOfDoors : best option is the express coach to city centre at £3 return. Arrives at Europa bus station - 150m from Ulster Hall.

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • CityOfDoors

    Anyone know what's the best way to get to the gig from the airport? I've never been to Belfast before!

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • dimedude

    Damn, I'm in Peru

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
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