Dream deal with Atlantic Records for Fighting With Wire

"It hasn't sunk in yet," front-man Cahir O'Doherty told 'Northern Beats' yesterday, "We've just got back from New York where we signed a huge record deal and we're still completely in shock."

Fighting With Wire, consisting of vocalist Cahir, bassist Jamie King and drummer Craig McLean, have earned this recognition, having worked tirelessly over the years to promote both their own band and Northern Irish music in general. Cahir explained that the wheels were set in motion thanks to new music site Shadowglobe and BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.

“The Guy who runs Shadowglobe heard our song ‘Everyone Needs A Nemesis’ and loved the band and played it to Craig Kallman, the CEO and top dog of Atlantic Records!,” Cahir revealed, “Kallman is renowned as a maverick and loves his music and so when Andy played him our stuff, apparently he flipped out and got in contact with us about flying us straight out to New York for a showcase at Atlantic Records!”

 

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