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And So I Watch You From Afar announce new album Megafauna

And So I Watch You From Afar announce new album Megafauna

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ASIWYFA. Photo: TOM MCGEEHAN

The Belfast post-rockers have announced their seventh album is out in August.

ASIWYFA aka And So I Watch You From Afar will release their new album Megafauna on Berlin’s Pelagic Records on August 13th.

‘Do Mór’ is the first track from the album, which is a tribute to two Northern Irish places – Belfast city and coastal town Portrush, as the band approach 20 years making music.

‘Do Mór’ “serves as an anthem for the whole album and for a band of friends reunited and reinvigorated too; proudly wearing their distinct juxtaposition of joyous euphoria and jarring musical confrontation on their sleeves.”

The intent behind ‘Megafauna’ is clear from the outset. Two guitars, bass and drums all recorded in a week erupt into effervescent life in an endorphin rush of collaboration and togetherness after the physical and psychological wilderness of isolation

Megafauna follows the 2022 multimedia album Jettison.

And So I Watch You From Afar’s Rory Friers on ‘Megafauna’:

“‘Megafauna’ is essentially a distilled moniker for our peers; all of the friends and characters that we’ve grown up with who’ve made us and our homes what they are today. Lockdown was an intensely introspective and reflective process, which put the comfort of community at the forefront of our minds throughout the writing process.”

Pre-order the album.

And So I Watch You From Afar UK Tour

13 December – Manchester, New Century Hall

14 December – Bristol, Marble Factory

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15 December – London, Electric Brixton

16 December – Birmingham, 02 Institute

17December – Glasgow, Saint Lukes

18 December – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms


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