Rightfully hailed as one of the best live bands on our island, Belfast's And So I Watch You From Afar have this morning released details of their third LP. All Hail Bright Futures will hit the shelves on March 19th next, released by Sargent House. Have a listen to album track 'Like A Mouse' below.
Weighing in at 12 tracks and 43 minutes, All Hail Bright Futures is the first ASIWYFA album to be released since founding member Tony Wright left the band last year and was replaced by former Panama Kings man Niall Kennedy.
The presser which arrived in our inbox this morning gives some interesting notes regarding the album's tone, using phrases like tropical guitar pop ('Rats On Rock') and trumpet arrangement ('Young Brave Minds') but curiously it also hints at a massive departure and new direction for the band who've released nothing but pure instrumental music thus far in their careers. 'The Stay Golden', for example, apparently has "infectious vocals", while 'Ka Ba Ta Bo Da Ka' is infused with "cutup vocals and handclaps". Colour us very, very intrigued.