Tim to tour Europe with Andy Burrows

Tim to support Andy Burrows
Tim to support Andy Burrows

Tim Wheeler will be heading out on a solo tour of Europe this November supporting Andy Burrows. The dates are as follows:

Nov 14 - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 16 - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Nov 17 - Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
Nov 18 - Strom Linienclub, Munich, Germany
Nov 19 - La Cave du Bleu Lezard, Lausanne, Switzerland

Ash debut new song “Fortune”

Ash live at Northern Soul, Hoboken
Ash live at Northern Soul, Hoboken

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:

Sept 26 - Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA

  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Oh Yeah
  • Kung Fu
  • Shining Light
  • Orpheus
  • Girl From Mars
  • Burn Baby Burn

Sept 27 - Northern Soul, Hoboken, NJ, USA

  • Jack Names the Planets
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Oh Yeah
  • Goldfinger
  • Walking Barefoot
  • Joy Kicks Darkness
  • Kung Fu
  • Evil Eye
  • Girl From Mars
  • Orpheus
  • Angel Interceptor
  • Shining Light
  • Fortune (live debut)

Encore

  • Uncle Pat
  • Teenage Kicks
  • Burn Baby Burn
  • Lose Control

Tim streams new single “Vigil”

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.

Letters from Alphabet City Cassette

Tim Wheeler announced UK tour
Letters from Alphabet City artwork

Ash will release Letters from Alphabet City for Cassette Store Day on September 27th 2014. The limited edition cassette features 15 tracks from the A-Z Series hand picked by the band themselves.

SIDE 1
Return of White Rabbit / Arcadia / True Love 1980 / Dionysian Urge / Binary / Neon / Gallows Hill

SIDE 2
Dare to Dream / Tracers / Spellbound / The Dead Disciples / War With Me / Summer Snow / Midnight in the Garden / There is Hope Again

The cassette will be avaliable from independent record shops on Cassette Store Day and online the very next day from Post/Pop Records and ash-official.com.

Tim Wheeler announces UK Shows

Tim Wheeler announced UK tour

Tim Wheeler has today announced a small selection of UK solo tour dates to support the release of his debut album Lost Domain, released on 3rd November. The live dates are as follows;

November 4th
Bush Hall, London

November 5th
Deaf Institute, Manchester

November 6th
ABC2, Glasgow

November 7th
Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Tickets go on sale on Friday (5th) morning at 9am.

Tim Wheeler to release solo album Lost Domain

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.

Lost Domain artwork
Lost Domain artwork

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:

  1. Snow In Nara
  2. End of An Era
  3. Do You Ever Think of Me?
  4. Hospital
  5. Medicine
  6. Vigil
  7. First Sign of Spring
  8. Vapour
  9. Hold
  10. Lost Domain
  11. Monsoon

The four-track EP Sheltered Youth is also avaliable, featuring the following tracks:

  1. Ariadna
  2. Riad
  3. Sheltered Youth
  4. One Last Song

Ash to play US Shows in September

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.

September 26
Terminal 5, New York, NY

September 27
Northern Soul, Hoboken, NJ

Brooklyn Bazaar Setlist

Ash returned to live action last night with a free show in Brooklyn, NY. The short set included a few surprises including a return for “Numbskull” for the first time since 2011 and the long awaited return of “Detonator” played for the first time since 2005. The full set was as follows:

  1. Kung Fu
  2. A Life Less Ordinary
  3. Goldfinger
  4. Shining Light
  5. Wildsurf
  6. Walking Barefoot
  7. Detonator (First performance since April 18, 2005)
  8. Jack Names the Planets
  9. Oh Yeah
  10. Angel Interceptor
  11. Numbskull (First performance since December 5, 2011)
  12. Girl From Mars
  13. Burn Baby Burn

“Jack Names The Planets” 20th Anniversary

Ash Wednesday 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Ash’s debut single “Jack Names the Planets”. To celebrate the band are the offering a special re-recorded version of the song as a free download for one day only.

Originally written in 1992, “Jack Names the Planets” first featured on Ash’s second demo tape Shed and later on demo compilation tape Pipe Smokin’ Brick. After the demos were picked up by Stephen Taverner “Jack Names the Planets” was released on his new formed La La Land records 20 years ago. With the single picking up play on Radio One and impressing influential DJs Steve Lamacq, John Peel and Mark Radcliffe the band’s fate was sealed and they signed to Infectious Records.

Ash re-recorded “Jack Names the Planets” for their mini-album debut Trailer released in October 1994 but the La La Land recording later featured alongside b-side “Don’t Know” as hidden tracks on the first 50,000 copies of 1977 and as bonus extras on the deluxe edition of 1977. The version of “Jack Names the Planets” available today as a free download was recorded in 2011 and featured on the The Best Of Ash CD/DVD release.

Tim Wheeler & Emmy The Great to play Christmas show

Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great
Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great

Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great are set to play Club NME’s This Is Christmas party at London’s KOKO on December 13.

The duo will once again be playing tracks from their 2011 festive album This is Christmas as well as a host of seasonal cover versions. Doors for the event are at 9.30pm and you can buy tickets online now.

UPDATE: Tim and Emmy have announced another date at Belfast Limelight on the 15th December.

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