Fighting With Wire

Fighting With Wire

 Derry, Munster, IRL

Ireland's Fighting With Wire imbue classic 90s grunge influences with a fierce punk aesthetic and a melodic sensibility that recalls Nirvana, JEW, Soundgarden and Foo Fighters in equal measure. Devastatingly tight, refreshingly accessible and thrillingly entertaining - this is YOUR band!!


2008 was a huge year for Fighting With Wire as the band were picked up by Atlantic Records, recording two Maida Vale sessions for Zane lowe and Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1, as well as the release of their first two singles from the Man Vs Monster album; 'Everyone Needs A Nemesis', which reached number 1 on the MTV Myspace chart, and 'All For Nothing'. The year also brought performances at a number of high-profile festivals across the UK, including Reading and Leeds, T in the Park, Oxygen, Radio One's Big Weekend and Truck festival. As 2008 drew to a close Fighting With Wire had completed over 100 shows, including four full UK tours, two as headliners, a headline European tour, and their debut performances in America CMJ festival.

Early 2009 saw the band notch up another UK tour which saw Fighting With Wire's first sell out London show. Shortly after, the band made a string of radio appearance, including several live sets to promote the third single 'Sugar' from their debut album Man Vs Monster. Fighting With Wire again achieved number one on the MTV Myspace Chart, occupying the top ten for several weeks.

In March 2009 Fighting With Wire turned their attention to the U.S for the South By South West festival. The band announced themselves in style by racking up 11 shows in just over 3 days. These appearances signalled the end of the live shows for 2009 as their attention turned to the writing and recording of the second album. However, there was still time for a couple of shows in the band's native Northern Ireland to test out some of their new material, as well as an appearance at the Sonisphere Festival in August. As 2009 came to an end, the band entered the recording stage of the follow up to their Man Vs Monster album in Nashville with legendary producer Nick Raskulinecz (FooFighters, Rush, Alice in Chains, Deftones)

2010 has seen Fighting With Wire finish the recording of their second album titled Bones of the Twilight, the band took to the road again with new songs, Headlining the Glasgowbury festival and playing Belsonic festival in belfast with Biffy clyro before headlining their own tour of the UK and Ireland through Oct/Nov. With shows in December with legendary Hardcore band Helmet and the release of their new album in 2011 Fighting With Wire have their sights set on a US invasion.

ROCKSOUND "Do what you believe in, believe in what you do and dont give a damn about anything or anybody else. That seems to be the philosophy of fighting with wire, both in terms of their songs and their live performances. Fronted by Jetplane landing guitarist Cahir O Doherty, these 3 guys make enough noise to drown out an armageddon-scale nuclear attack..."

KERRANG Derry's fightingwithwire are living proof that despite the gazillions already used you can still come up with a fucking great band name if you try. More importantly the music matches; vicious and stinging in parts but applied with dexterity and finesse. It would seem trite, lazy and geographically convenient to place them somewhere between Therapy? and Ash but add a raw garage-rock edge and you're sniffing around the same park.


Fighting With Wire - Everyone Needs A Nemesis
Release Date: 02/06/2008
Format: 7" Vinyl x 500

Fighting With Wire - Sugar
Release Date: 03/02/2009
Format: CD/Digipack

Man Vs Monster Fighting With Wire - Man Vs Monster
Release Date: 10/03/2008
Formats: CD | DD

Public Service Broadcast #6 Various Artists - Public Service Broadcast #6
Released: 28/03/05

Public Service Broadcast #4 Various Artists - Public Service Broadcast #4
Released: 05/07/04

Public Service Broadcast #3 Various Artists - Public Service Broadcast #3
Release Date: 12/04/04

Set List

1. Cut The Transmission
2. Everyone Needs A Nemesis
3. All For Nothing
4. Long Distance
5. Strength In Numbers
6. Into The Ground
7. Sugar
8. Make A Fist
9. My Armoury
10. The Quiet
11. This Body Is In Danger