Ash News Round Up

You may have noticed we’ve been away for a few weeks, here’s some of the Ash snippets we’ve missed:

Ash on set for the “End of the World” video shoot
Ash on set for the “End of the World” video shoot

“End of the World” Video Shoot
Ash’s manager Stephen Taverner has uploaded some photos from the video shoot of Ash’s upcoming single “End of the World”. The new video was shot in Tokyo, and features the band playing against neon lights and skyscrapers, it also features a horse and ferris wheel.

Fuji Rock Festival Photos
Ash’s manager Stephen Taverner has also uploaded some photos of Ash’s performance at the Fuji Rock Festival.

Melbourne Set list
Ash played a gig in Melbourne, Australia at the Prince of Wales on August 1st. The set list ran as follows:

I Started A Fire
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
Angel Interceptor
End of the World
Walking Barefoot
Ritual
Goldfinger
A Life Less Ordinary
Polaris
Jack Names the Planets
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Folk Song
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Numbskull
Burn Baby Burn

Rising from the Ashes
There’s an article with Tim over on the Scotland on Sunday website, Tim talks about the personal nature of the songs on the new record, the departure of Charlotte Hatherley, and their decision to release EPs and singles instead of albums. Here’s some preview bits from the article:

“It’s all Chinese whispers. We hear something she says then she hears something supposedly from us and things are taken out of context. I have nothing but good things to say about her, and I am looking forward to seeing her. It reached a weird point where she had to go out and stake her independence and I guess we did too in our own way.”

“We’re a band, we’ve got our own studio, we’ve got a fan base and the internet. Why not use that to get stuff out a lot faster and more direct? And it will be a lot more interactive because we can feed off people’s reactions to stuff. We will aim to release at least three or four singles or EPs each year in the future. You won’t just be stuck with people’s perceptions being limited to one album that will form their opinion about you for the next three years.”