- A Life Less Ordinary
- Evil Eye
- Walking Barefoot
- Out of the Blue
- Shining Light
- Renegade Cavalcade
- On a Wave
- Won’t Be Saved
- Vampire Love
The first show of the Meltdown, world tour and our first gig since August. A bit rusty around the edges combined with an entire new albums worth of material, there’s an unusual amount of nerves tonight. Technical problems aside, it’s a pretty solid performance, although tonight might make an interesting bootleg. Few too many roundabouts…
Rick McMurray, 22/02/04
Road-testing a new album at tiny venues is a simple and great idea. Simple and great ideas are what Ash’s whole ethos appears to be.
There’s the odd kink to be ironed out in such intimacy clubs - Tim Wheeler slips out of key for a verse in the punky “On a Wave”.
Explaining why new single “Clones” is out on Wednesday, rather than Monday, Tim Wheeler told the crowd: “We’re making it Ash Wednesday. Do you see what we did there?”
Elsewhere, it’s hard to pick out a track that wouldn’t make a single. Underpinned by Rick McMurray’s tribal drumming, this is how Nu-Clear Sounds should have been.
Then there are the nine old songs. Ridiculously good fun.