Derry based Fighting With Wire emerged from the ever creative Northern Ireland music scene in 2003, the brainchild of guitarist Cahir O’Doherty (Jetplane Landing / Clearshot) and drummer Craig McKean (Clearshot). They are easily one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years.
Fighting With Wire – Everybody Needs A Nemesis
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They’ve been around since 2003 but are finally starting to make waves with the release of their first album Man Vs. Monster, which is kicking a lot of skulls in around the UK and getting extensive radio airplay with it. They’ve been compared to the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Hüsker Dü and Biffy Clyro.
Fighting With Wire – Long Distance
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Try to imagine those bands in a bar brawl and you’re halfway there. Yes that is beer and sweat on the camera lens.
“Man Vs Monster is a dynamic beast of a record – raging out of your speakers one moment yet gentle and intricate the next, and all without losing focus of what’s important: the song.”
“Do what you believe in, believe in what you do and don’t give a damn about anything or anybody else. That seems to be the philosophy of Fighting With Wire.”
Director: Will McConnell
Camera: Martin Bolton, Michael Gibson