Ash, one of the biggest and brightest bands to come out of the UK in 1990s, has announced a new album, Islands, due for release on May 18th via Infectious Music. Infectious was the bands’ labels when they dropped their classic albums 1977 (1996) and Free All Angels (2001). To celebrate the band has also shared a new single, ‘Buzzkill’ with The Undertones’Damien O’Neill and Mickey Bradley guesting on backing vocals to get you even more pumped up. The band will also play in their hometown at the BBC’s Biggest MusicFestival in Belfast on May 26th 2018.
Singer/guitarist Tim Wheeler commented:
“The day I wrote Buzzkill, it took me a while to stop laughing cos it’s so fun, dumb and full of unnecessary swearing. We used to know a band called Buzzkill in Belfast in the 90s and I think their name has been in my mind for all that time wanting to get into a song. Having seen The Undertones playing a couple of times recently I was guiltily thinking how much the backing vocals I’d written for Buzzkill were mimicking their style. So I thought it would only be right to ask Damien and Mickey to sing on it and we were honoured when that they said yes, despite all the filthy cussing. It’s a fun song and will hopefully ignite a few mosh-pits for us this year.”
Produced by Tim Wheeler, Islands is the band’s seventh studio album with additional production from Mark Hamilton, Rick McMurray and Claudius Mittendorfer – who also mixed the album at the band’s studio in New York.
Ash – Islands track listing:
Confessions In The Pool
All That I Have Left
Don’t Need Your Love
Did Your Love Burn Out?
It’s A Trap
Is It True?
Islands releases on May 18th via Infectious Music on CD, LP, Ltd LP (silver vinyl), cassette and digitally.