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And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Redesigned A Million Times’

And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘Redesigned A Million Times’


There was a beautiful piece of radio on BBC’s Across The Line last week about the Belfast weekend of gigs called A Little Bit Of Solidarity in 2008 culminating in a gig in one of the biggest venues in town, Mandela Hall featuring And So I Watch You From Afar and their peers like LaFaro, Lowly Knights, Panama Kings, A Plastic Rose and more.

It was one of those times when music captures the mood of its people better than most things. It was a celebration and an identity solidifier. Those qualities have always been the kinds of things that I have attributed to the music of And So I Watch You From Afar and those qualities of possibility and capturing a mood of a group of people beyodn themselves.

The band’s next album Heirs, comes out on in May on Sargent House. ‘Redesigned A Million Times’ is a vocal-lead cut featuring Rory Friers’ brother, Ewen, which brings in a different mood to the band’s music. The exuberance and encouragement of solidarity is still there.

Hear also ‘Run Home’ and ‘Wasps’ from the record.

Naturally, the band are going on a huge tour once again:


15 Moscow Teatr Club
16 St. Petersburg Kosmonavt
17 Yekaterinburg Nirvana Club
28 Glasgow King Tuts
29 Manchester Gorilla
30 Bristol Marble Factory


1 London Islington Assembly Hall
2 Dunkerque 4Ecluses
3 Luxembourg den Atelier
4 Paris Fleche d’Or
6 Brussels VK
7 Rotterdam Rotown
8 Eindhoven Effenaar Small Hall
9 Deventer Burgerweeshuis
10 Nantes Le Ferrailleur
11 Clermont Ferrand La Cooperative de Mai Club
12 Zurich Dynamo
13 Bern Dachstock @ Reitschule
14 Geneva Usine
15 Milan Leoncavallo
16 Rome Venue TBC
17 Modena La Tenda
19 Ljublana Kino Šiška
20 Zagreb Zedno Uho Festival
21 Budapest Dürer Kert
22 Vienna Arena
23 Munich Ampere
25 Prague NoD Teatro
26 Wiesbaden Schlachthof
27 Leipzig Täubchental
28 Berlin Bi Nuu
29 Hamburg Logo
30 Essen Zeche Carl
31 Cologne Underground


1 Amsterdam Paradiso
19 Dublin Olympia
20 Belfast Mandela Hall


9 Cheltenham 2000 Trees Festival
24 Beelen Krach am Bach
25 Sheffield Tramlines Festival

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