Ash’s latest single “End of the World” charted at a very disappointed number 62 in the UK singles chart last night. Apparently this was partly due to a packaging error. On Friday with physical and download sales the single was on the edge of the top 30, but because neither 7-inch records had the correct bar codes, they were not scanned at the point of purchase and so did not count towards the singles chart position. The second vinyl should also have come with poster packaging, rather than just being in a clear sleeve.
The song is now likely to be the last single lifted from Twilight of the Innocents, though the band still plan to release the title track as an EP which will include four new B-sides, to coincide with autumn UK tour. The recording of the B-sides is near completion, with Tim laying down the lyrics when the band return to New York after their upcoming tour with Sportfreunde Stiller in Germany this month.