SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
And So I Watch You From Afar, Lido, 9pm
It’s not uncommon for instrumental post-rock bands to have long and obscure names, and Northern Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar – shortened as ASIWYFA – is no exception to this rule.
But where post-rock is often characterized by equally long song lengths, ASIWYFA no longer fits the mold. Already, the four-piece with a stalker-esque moniker is known for its unique sound: a bit more chaotic in place of the normal calming repetition in instrumental music.
But the differences are perhaps most evident on this year’s All Hail Bright Futures, an album that, if not eschews, than strays from epically long songs in favor of 12 tracks that all – with the exception of the closer – come in at well under five minutes each. In any case, the band’s performance at Lido is guaranteed to be as energetic as it is surprising.Natalye Childress
Lido, Cuvrystraße 7 10997 Berlin; 030 69 56 68 40; U: Schlesisches Tor; admission: €16.