GOTW: Fighting With Wire (All Ages)
We've always leapt upon any opportunity to big up Volume Control. A hugely enthusiastic and passionate teen collective who refuse to just complain about a lack of all ages gigs in Belfast - instead they host their own. And it works a treat - pretty much every band in the country is super-keen to play all ages shows, knowing they'll be rewarded with a great response. In the past everyone from Ash to Duke Special and Cashier #9 have played for Volume Control and loved it.
This time around, it's Fighting With Wire. They've hit the comeback trail hard (and then some) with an absolute belter of a new single - 'Colonel Blood' (below) was the onslaught you heard opening this week's ATL.
'We love what the Volume Control guys are doing, all ages shows are always great fun", explained Cahir O'Doherty, FWW head honcho. 'We're currently playing some material from our new album which is finally getting a release this year so we're super excited.'
What an understatement. After a couple of years of having their head melted by the industry, unable to release their new album, forced into a rut. Now they've been unleashed, are releasing the aforementioned album for free and, we're told, are in the form of their lives onstage....well, need we say more?
Fighting with Wire, Abandcalledboy and 20 Second Century play Volume Control @ The Oh Yeah Centre this Friday (April 27th).