Tim Wheeler has today released the music video for his new single “Vigil”. The video was filmed in New Hampshire last month with director by Alex Turvey and cameraman Jeremy Lynch.
Tim Wheeler appeared on BBC Breakfast news last week to promote his upcoming solo album Lost Domain. You can see his interview above.
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
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.
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;
Bush Hall, London
Deaf Institute, Manchester
Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast
Tickets go on sale on Friday (5th) morning at 9am.
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
- Lost Domain
The four-track EP Sheltered Youth is also avaliable, featuring the following tracks:
- Sheltered Youth
- One Last Song
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.
Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler have released a music video for “Home for the Holidays”. The album This Is Christmas is released on November 21st.
Tim and Emmy the Great will join forces to perform an acoustic set including a mix of Ash and Emmy the Great songs as well as a few covers. The pair will headline the new acoustic tent at the tiny Willowstone Festival in Killyleagh, Co. Down on the Friday night, July 1.
Also appearing over the weekend are Shlomo, Not Squares, Pocket Billiards, The Vals, The Minutes, More Than Conquerors, Inishowen Gospel Choir, Robyn G Shiels as well as plenty of family-friendly non-music attractions. For more details, check out willowstonefestival.com.
Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great recently recorded a cover of “Washington Parks” by Robert Manning for the Music for MRI project. The project aims to get artists to record a cover of Robert Manning’s song “Washington Parks” to raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis (the disease), and the MS Society (the charity). Tim said of the project:
We recently recorded a cover of “Washington Parks” at Emmy‘s house and finished it at Atomic Heart Studios. I’d heard about Robert’s project from Emmy and I helped out with recording her version. Robert has Multiple Sclerosis and has been asking bands to record cover versions of his song to raise awareness for MS and raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. I think it’s a beautiful song and a powerful way of using music to fight his disease and also help people.
Please support him and buy it! Big thanks to Claudius Mittendorfer for giving his time to mix the recording. There is also an special Ash collaborative version on it’s way so look out for that very soon.
To find more about the Music for MRI Project and to listen to and purchase other versions of “Washington Parks” visit the Music for MRI blog.
Also keep your eyes peeled on the Music for MRI blog as new versions of “Washington Parks” from Ash, We are Scientists and many more artists are coming soon.
Tim was later joined on stage by his Ash bandmates Mark, Rick and Russell for the encore including traditional Pixies closer "Into The White" before finishing with some Ash classics, which Tim termed "pixies rip-offs". You can view videos of "Debaser", "Cactus", "Into The White", "Petrol" and "Burn Baby Burn" below.
Debaser (with ASIWYFA)
Into The White
Burn Baby Burn
Tim Wheeler and The Crookes performing “Here Comes Your Man” at the JD set rehearsals recorded at The Premise Studios on 25th February 2011.
Tim Wheeler will honour The Pixies at the 10th JD Set which will take place at XOYO in London on 24th March 2011. Tim will be joined by Emmy The Great, And So I Watch You From Afar, Ma Mentor and The Crookes. Between them they will be performing a complete set of Tim’s favourite The Pixies tracks. Tim said of his decision to pick The Pixies:
"I’ve chosen to cover Pixies for The JD Set for a few reasons. The first being that they’re one of my favourite bands of all time and had a especially big influence during the years when we were starting Ash. My introduction to alternative rock happened when I was 13, some kids older than us played a school concert of Stooges, Mudhoney and Pixies songs.
I remember sitting in a friends car a couple of weeks later, simultaneously baffled and excited, listening to "Bone Machine" at the start of "Surfer Rosa". The weirdness, coolness, backwards drum beats, discordant guitar notes, tortured lead vocals, sweet female backing vocals. Surreal biblical and sexual lyrics. So many strange and interesting elements, it was like nothing I’d heard before and opened up a whole new world to me.
They were a massive influence on my songwriting and the Ash sound. I became obsessed with the ‘Trompe Le Monde’ album when I was 16, the sci-fi lyrics kickstarted my own sci-fi phase when I wrote songs like ‘Girl from Mars’ and ‘Angel interceptor’".
You can register for tickets now.