Less than one minute into the opening track ‘S.L.U.M.P.’, we are cast back to the heady days of the late nineties. Brit Rock is still around, though making way to a new breed of cats as the melodic punk of the US is becoming a strong bed-fellow with the slightly quirkier variant from the other side of the Atlantic, and bands like Ash, the multiple off-shoots from The Wildhearts, and more are spawning and bursting out and creating a scene. It was a fertile time of fun and creativity as the last vestiges of cardigans and sixth-form grunge cottoned onto the fun and febrile feel of a Cool Britannia.
Britrock greats Ash have shared a new music video for their track, ‘Confessions In The Pool’. The song comes from their recent album, Islands, out now via the Infectious label. The band has also booked a new slate of tour dates for Europe, to go with their brief tour of the US next week. Watch the video now!Continue reading
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 Music Festival in Belfast on May 26th 2018.Continue reading
Following their appearances at the upcoming Reading and Leeds Festivals, Ash will embark on a US tour.
Ash tour dates:
Sep 23: Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 25: Jammin Java – Washington, DC
Sep 26: The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Sep 28: Subteranean – Chicago, IL
Sep 29: Majestic – Madison, WI
Sep 30: Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 03: Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Oct 04: Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Oct 06: Lola’s – Portland, OR
Oct 08: Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
Oct 09: Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
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earMUSIC, the international record company of Edel Group has signed an exclusive US distribution deal with Entertainment One. Their release schedule has been announced with the following:
Deep Purple – Long Beach 1971
Angra – Secret Garden
SOTO – Inside the Vertigo
Thunder – Wonder Days
ASH – Kablammo!
Gamma Ray – Best Of: