Ash are an Irish alternative rock band from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, consisting of frontman Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton, and drummer Rick McMurray.
Formed in 1992, the band released their debut mini-album,‘Trailer’, in 1994, but it was their second album, ‘1977’, in 1996, that saw them gain greater commercial success. ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’ came out in 1998, and was the first album to feature Charlotte Hatherley. ‘Free All Angels’ came out in 2001, followed by ‘Meltdown’, in 2004. The band returned to a trio for ‘Twilight of the Innocents’, in 2007. The band put out ‘Kablammo!’ in 2015.
Ash have announced an autumn UK tour, with Ireland dates scheduled for December. The run will follow the release of their new album, 'Islands', which hit shelves on May 18, 2018 via Infectious Music. It follows tours of the US and Australia. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Tue 14th Aug 2018
Once we had survived a punishing winter that would have made even your average White Walker cling to their hot water bottle, it came time to talk ‘soundtrack to the summer’. As ever, the conversation pretty much started and finished with Ash. Possessing a typically enchanting feelgood factor that belied the heartache at its core, the Northern Irish trio’s new album ‘Islands’ was tailor made to accompany bright blue skies and long lazy days topping up your tan.
Thu 31st May 2018
Some albums make an instant impact, others take a little time to reveal their charms. The quick-fix magic of the former often wears off swiftly, while the latter usually possess a depth of quality that screams ‘built to last’. With that in mind, any initial feelings of disappointment towards ‘Islands’, the seventh effort of Ash’s eternally youthful career, should be shelved until its stealthy allure has been given the opportunity to sink in.