Ash Announce New Album 'Islands', Share First Single Buzzkill

Thursday, 08 February 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Alex John Beck

Ash have shared Buzzkill, a new single featuring the Undertones' Damien O'Neill and Mickey Bradley.

It's the first track to be shared from their new album, 'Islands', which is due to arrive on May 18 via Infectious Music, who they've recently returned to, having previously put out '1977' and 'Free All Angels' through the label.

Speaking about the new song, vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler said:

"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.”

Ash will appear at Live At Leeds on May 5 and the Titanic Slipways in Belfast on May 26 as part of BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend. The day will be headlined by Franz Ferdinand, with First Aid Kit, Goldie, Little Dragon and Young Fathers also set to appear.





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