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The best kept secret in music


"FIGHTING WITH WIRE - Alt-rock anthems from the mean streets of Derry…"

“DERRY IS like a madhouse on a Saturday night,” laughs singer/guitarist Cahir O’Doherty of his Northern Ireland stomping ground. “It’s a man’s town! You’ll get battered for no apparent reason, so don’t be a hero!”
Would you prefer to be on the receiving end of a beer-soaked battering? Or spend your weeks filled with Travel Lodge slumber and service station dining in the name of rock? O’Doherty has clearly made his mind up. The frontman – who also plays guitar for Jetplane Landing – is more likely to be found travelling up and down the UK’s motorways. Mere days after returning from a draining 60-date JPL tour in 2003, he jumped back in a van to hit the road with Fighting With Wire and will do so again when they join yourcodenameis:milo and Drive Like You Stole It on a K! Most Wanted tour on Jan 24.
Formed in the summer of ’03, the trio – completed by drummer Craig McKean and bassist Herb – write immediate alt-rock anthems in the vein of Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World and the Pixies.
“I’ve always envisioned Fighting With Wire sounding like that,” he says. “With Jetplane, there’s melody but we’ve also got room to experiment. For this band, I want it to be a straight-ahead rock band with hooks.”
There’s also a hint of Fugazi on their debut EP, if only the hardcore legends sang about lady trouble rather than rail against big business greed.
“I’m not some lovesick troubadour though,” O’Doherty explains. “All of our songs are about relationships, but I’m not really romantic. I’m more likely to get kicked in the balls by a girl.”

Words: Simon Young
- Kerrang

"Barfly, Liverpool 24.01.05"


ON A depressing January evening we crawl up a freezing Beale Street with our spirits in the doldrums and our pockets less than empty. And we leave the Barfly two hours later feeling like millionaires. Here’s why…
It all starts with a piledriving display from Derry-based newcomers Fighting With Wire, whose melodic hardcore anthems come on like a cross between AC/DC and Fugazi.

Neil Kulkarni
- Kerrang


EP 1: Long distance
Tracing the lines
Cut the transmission

EP 2: Into the ground
Machine Parts
So sincere


Feeling a bit camera shy


Fighting With Wire are one of the most exciting new bands emerging from Northern Ireland. Their raw energetic sound has been filling venues throughout Ireland and the Uk for the past year and a half. Their music draws comparisons to Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World. They have three BBC sessions under their belt, made a specially commissioned video for the "Across The Line" TV. As well as this Kerrang! invited Fighting With Wire to tour as part of their January 2005 "Most Wanted" showcase throughout the Uk. Backing up their live shows with, Million Dead, Dive Dive, Your code name is Milo and Biffy Clyro, fighting with wire have released 2 eps, both including tracks from their live show.

Cahir(Guitar/Vox), Craig(Drums) and Herb(Bass) fill the room with their infectious energy, the rawness and passion of their music can be seen in their eyes. It is this energy which they have captured on a little round piece of plastic - Their EP finally gives the growing army of fans something to play!!!