RTÉ 2fm select And So I Watch You From Afar for Eurosonic 2010
The Belfast band (ASIWYFA for short) has been chosen as their main act for the annual festival, Europe's most important live music industry event.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 28 Oct 2009
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