Wednesday, 21 October 2009

BSM Announce ASIWYFA/Talons Split Single

Here's the scoop on the next ASI record!

Following on from their very well received debut single this summer, Talons launch a series of three mini split releases, teaming up with a trio of their favourite new bands, kicking off with Belfast's And So I Watch You From Afar.

To those who are yet to discover the 6 piece, Hereford based band, Talons have already started making some pretty big waves in the UK instrumental rock scene. Featuring two violins and crushing guitar riffs, their unashamed exploration of uplifting, joyous highs followed closely by dramatic, Apocalyptic lows shows a brave sense of willingness, not usually found in a band so shy of years. 'Bethlehem', a live favourite on their recent, debut UK tour, captures their energy and enthusiasm perfectly, leaving the listener excited and hungry for more.

And So I Watch You From Afar are coming towards the end of their busiest year yet. Having played over 170 shows across the UK and Europe, including support slots with the likes of This Will Destroy You and Oceansize, as well as releasing their debut, self-titled album (via Smalltown America Records), they take a moments breather just in time for Christmas before hitting the studio to begin work on their second album. Where Talons tick the dramatic box in the instrumental survey, ASIWYFA opt for the dancing. With schizophrenic guitar lines, erratic beats and a live show which will have your hips shaking and ears bleeding in next to no time, it's easy to see why this band have won so many plaudits in 2009. 'D Is For Django The Bastard' is a previously unreleased and future fan favourite track.

The split single will be released on limited edition (of 100) 3" CDs via Big Scary Monsters Records on November 23rd. Look out for announcements regarding the next two singles in the series over the coming weeks. Talons and And So I Watch You From Afar will tour the UK together in Spring 2010.

Check back next week for artwork!

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