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21 July 2023
Northern Irish trio ASH were labelled Britpop by the critics because they hit that scene in the midst of it, in 1996. If so, they were without a doubt the loudest of all Britpop bands.
With driving guitar force/face/voice Tim Wheeler at the wheels they had immense success
with their four first – all top 10 – albums. Afterward, in 2009, they took a break from
relentless touring and from writing new material.
Six years later they returned into the public eye and fabricated
two more albums (one in 2015, and one in 2018) and toured them.
And now longplayer #8 – titled Race The Night – is waiting
in the pipeline to be released in October. Pre-order info here.
Following the pretty poppy and terrifically catchy title track
we can go bonkers to the unbridled blues-rock belter LIKE A GOD.
The accompanying video clip is a visual-animated spectacle.
Also st(r)eaming on Spotify.
ASH: Bio – Discography – Linktree
Back in time…
Band: THE CURE (UK)
Album: WILD MOOD SWINGS – 10th LP
Released: 7 May 1996 – 25 years ago
Trouser Press said: “A potent and sweeping dissertation on
melancholy and tentative dreams denied. Consistently compelling.”
THE CURE: Facebook
Band: ASH (UK)
Album: 1977 – debut LP
Released: 6 May 1996 – 25 years ago
BBC Music wrote: “To listeners of a certain vintage, Ash will
forever be summer holidays and half-inched hooch, stained
into the grey like a spilled alcopop.”
Album: ASLEEP IN THE BACK – debut LP
Released: 7 May 2001 – 20 years ago
AllMusic: “Elbow fiddles with a battery of widescreen dynamics
and slight prog-rock tendencies, delivering an epic debut of
17 January 2020
Band: Ash (Northern Ireland)
Song: Girl From Mars
B-sides: Astral Conversations with Toulouse-Lautrec and Cantina Band
Released: 31 July 1995
Album: 1977 – the band’s second album released in 1996
Score The single reached #11 in the UK
Here comes the boisterous blast…
This week’s brand new longplayers that will impress your ears and your speakers…
1/ ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel‘ – COURTNEY BARNETT
Second full record by Aussie singer/songwriter/storyteller – Review NME here
2/ ‘Wide Awaaaaake!’ by PARQUET COURTS
Arrogant Texans / First-rate garage rockers with 6th LP – Rolling Stone review here
3/ ‘Konark Und Bonark’ by ELEFANT
Far-out debut album by Belgium’s eccentric noiseniks – More info here
4/ ‘Islands’ by ASH
Veteran noisemakers back with – Review NME here
5/ ‘Sparkle Hard’ by STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS
Seventh solo longplayer by ex-Pavement frontman – Rolling Stone review here
14 May 2018
Irish veteran rockers ASH started their flamboyant career 26 years ago, in 1992.
After ups and down and changing line-ups the band launches next Friday, 18 May,
their eighth album, titled ISLANDS. Former British legendary music weekly NME,
now only informing the world about music and much more other stuff via their
website just published a raving review about Ash‘s new LP. “No band is an island,
but Ash’s peaks rise as tall as any other..” – Score: 4/5 – full review right here.
Here’s flashing single ANNABEL…
ASH: Website – Facebook – Twitter – All Albums