Returning to Manchester for gig at Sound Control

Ash have announced a brief run of UK dates to celebrate their new studio album Kablammo!

The tour will see band members Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray rocking up to Sound Control on 12th June 2015.

The first track from the album, Cocoon, typifies Ash according to drummer McMurray.  “It’s Ash at their frenetic best: a wall of guitars and a shot of adrenaline with a sweet melodic chaser”, says McMurray . “One of the earliest songs written for the forthcoming album, you can hear how excited the three of us are to be back in the same room. Having this much fun crammed into two and a half minutes is probably illegal.  After a wait of 8 years, and a long string of singles, we’ve gone on to do what we said we would never do again: we’ve only gone and recorded a brand new album!  We set out to capture the live essence of Ash, the closest sonic predecessor would be 2004’s ‘Meltdown’, with the songwriting of the ‘Free All Angels’ singles. . We’ve stripped away the electronic overtones of the A-Z series and made a streamlined blazing guitar record.  On every song you can hear what makes this band tick, our beating (atomic) heart. It’s a visceral expression of what has driven us since 1992. Passion, melody and Ash.”


The full tour listing:

7 June   –   Dublin, Whelans
8 June   –   Balfast, Limlight
9 June   –   Edinburgh, Liquid Room
12 June   –   Manchester, Sound Control


Tickets for Ash performing at Manchester’s Sound Control go on sale at 9am on Friday 20th February priced at £17.50 plus booking fee.


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