Ash have released a new video for their third Kablammo! single, “Machinery”, it was filmed whilst on tour in Tokyo, Japan in July 2015. The video has frontman Tim Wheeler going out for a night on the town, ending up at a karaoke party.
Ash have announced new Irish tour dates for December. The dates follow the already announced show at the Olympia on the 15th and are as follows:
15.12.15 - Dublin - Olympia Theatre
17.12.15 - Galway - Roisin Dubh
18.12.15 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
19.12.15 - Limerick - Dolans Pub
20.12.15 - Belfast – The Belfast Empire
In addition the band have added two shows to their upcoming North America tour at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on September 22nd and at The Music Box in San Diego, CA on October 10th. See the shows section for full details.
Ash will release the free Kablammo! Acoustic EP one track at a time over the next five weeks. The first free download from the EP will be current single “Free”, followed next week by “Shutdown”. Here’s what the band say about the release:
“Due to the amazing response Kablammo! has had we thought it would be fun to record acoustic versions of a few of the songs and give them away as free downloads! We’ve recorded a five track acoustic EP and we’ll be giving away one song each week over the coming weeks leading us up to start of our US tour dates and the release of our next single Machinery.”
Head over to the Official Ash website to download the tracks.
Ash have released a new video for the Kablammo! instrumental track, “Evel Knievel”. The clip shows footage from the 1971 film, Evel Knievel, starring George Hamilton and directed by Marvin Chomsky.
Following last weeks UK and European tour annoucements, Ash have today announced details of a North America tour for September and October. The full list of dates are as follows:
23.09.15 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA, US
25.09.15 - Jammin’ Javan - Washington, DC, US
26.09.15 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
28.09.15 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL, US
29.09.15 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI, US
30.09.15 - The Nether Bar - Minneapolis, MN, US
03.10.15 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA, US
04.10.15 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC, Canada
06.10.15 - Lola’s Room - Portland, OR, US
08.10.15 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA, US
09.10.15 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA, US
For ticket details see the shows section.
Ash have today announced a co-headline tour of Europe with We Are Scientists. The Masters of the Euroverse tour will start in November and run until early December taking the band to Germany, Italy, France, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Denamrk, Austria and Switzerland.
The full list of dates are as follows:
16.11.15 - Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17.11.15 - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
19.11.15 - Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
20.11.15 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
21.11.15 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
23.11.15 - Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
24.11.15 - C-Club, Berlin, Germany
26.11.15 - Backstage halle, Munich, Germany
27.11.15 - Il Covo, Bologna, Italy
28.11.15 - Flex, Vienna, Austria
29.11.15 - Plaza, Zürich, Switzerland
01.12.15 - Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
For tickets details see the shows section.
Ash have announced an extensive UK tour for December. The band will play eleven dates in the UK and Ireland with a London show at Shepherds Bush Empire. The band will be supported on all dates by Asylums.
Tickets are on sale from Friday August 7th. Full list of dates as follows:
02.12.15 – Bristol, Bierkeller
03.12.15 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
05.12.15 – Newcastle, Riverside
06.12.15 – Glasgow, ABC
08.12.15 – Manchester, Ritz
09.12.15 – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
10.12.15 – Sheffield, Leadmill
12.12.15 – Norwich, Waterfront
13.12.15 – Brighton, Concorde 2
14.12.15 – Cardiff, Y Plas Cardiff University
15.12.15 – Dublin, Olympia
The trio have also announced details of new single “Machinery”, set for release on October 9th. Described by Tim as “probably the most indie pop tune on the record”, it’s “essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection” he explains.
Update: The band will play an acoustic instore show at Pie & Vinyl in Portsmouth on August 28th at 4pm.
Ash have released a new video for their second Kablammo! single, “Free.” Directed by Mat Whitecross, the clip sees the band solemnly rolling out their song while stuck in an insane asylum.
Ash performed an intimate acoustic live session exclusively for Absolute Radio at the Isle of Wight Festival. The band played “Shutdown” and “Machinery”, which you can watch above. The band were also interviewed which you can view below.
Kablammo has only been out a few weeks but it has already gained widespread praise from critics and fans and propelled the band back in to the spotlight. Here’s a collection of Kablammmo album reviews from around the web:
- Alternative Press
- Classic Rock
- Golden Plectrum
- Four Culture
- The Digital Music Fix
- Music OMH
- Louder than War
The band have also been extremely busy on the press circuit, here’s a selection of interviews:
- Ash Are Ready to Go ‘Kablammo!’ Again - The band chat with Spin
- Put your apple core in the food bin - Rick talks to Downtown
- Out of the Blue - Vanyaland interview with Tim
- Back with a Bang - Rick speaks to Glasswerk
- People like Ash to be fun - Tim chats with HMV
- We’re going to have to put up a statue! - Rick talks to Gigslutz