Ash have today announed that their new studio album is now available for pre-order at PledgeMusic. The currently untitled album, their first full-length since Twilight of the Innocents in 2007, will be released early in 2015.
By ordering your copy of the new Ash album at PledgeMusic, you will gain access to exclusive content that will bring you closer to the band, the recording process, and Ash’s journey towards the release of the record than you’ve ever been before. You’ll receive updates directly from the studio and see the record’s tracklisting and artwork before anyone else.
There are a whole host of PledgeMusic exclusive items, such as signed handwritten lyric prints, and rare vinyl test pressings most of these are limited so order early to avoid disappointment.
Ash returned to the live arena this past weekend playing two shows in New York and New Jersey and gave a live debut to a new song with the working title “Fortune”. The setlist for both shows was as follows:
Tim Wheeler has posted an audio stream of the first single from his upcoming solo album Lost Domain. The track “Vigil” can be heard above. Tim said of the track:
It’s about the actual time that my dad died and we were at his bedside. We were by his bedside for three days, holding his hand, some of us sleeping on the floor and watching the sun come up over the mountains outside every morning. It was a really hard time, but kind of a beautiful time as well, with the closeness of the family. We were glad that we all got to be there and share that time together.
Tim will be heading to New Hampshire this weekend to shoot a promo video for the single.
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler has today announced details of his forthcoming debut solo record Lost Domain, which is set for release on November 3 through Sony Red. You can hear the track “First Sign Of Spring” above.
The record deals with the death of Tim’s father to dementia and the subsequent effect it had on the singer’s life and family. Speaking about the situation, Wheeler said, “It was a really hard time, but the closeness within my family made it a powerful bonding time as well.”
Although Wheeler is credited as playing the majority of instruments on the album himself, ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows is also featured, and there are performance credits for Fred Aspelin of Alberta Cross, the London Metropolitan Orchestra, Leanne Macomber of Neon Indian and Wenzl McGowen of Moon Hooch.
A portion of the proceeds gained from sales of the record will be given to the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity Wheeler has worked closely with since his father’s death. The album can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music now.
The tracklisting for Lost Domain is as follows:
Snow In Nara
End of An Era
Do You Ever Think of Me?
First Sign of Spring
The four-track EP Sheltered Youth is also avaliable, featuring the following tracks:
Ash have announced they will be playing two US shows in September. They will be joining The Boomtown Rats, The Stunning and Mundy for The Big Session at Terminal 5 in New York on September 26, tickets are available now. They will also be playing Northern Soul in Hoboken New Jersey as part of Smithwick’s Sessions. This gig is on a first come first served basis, once venues are full no one else will be let in.