ASH announce details of a brand new single "Annabel", the second track to be lifted from the forthcoming album Islands, released 18th May through their newly cemented return to original home, Infectious Music.
The track comes ahead of their previously announced inclusion at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend Festival in Belfast – home to many ASH appearances from their first DIY shows in city centre bars to numerous shows at The Ulster Hall and The Limelight and the historic Referendum show at The Waterfront in 1998.
Following their return via the riotous Buzzkill earlier this year, Annabel sounds like a classic ASH single - soaring guitars enveloped in a delicious, warm , widescreen chorus – yet another addition to an already enviable catalogue – the unmistakeable sound of a band at (a return to) the peak of their powers. An open-hearted collection of songs drawn from frontman Tim Wheeler’s reflective lyrical axis dealing with friendship and betrayal, love and loss, an album which reaffirms the band’s status as one of the most idiosyncratic and singularly thrilling guitar bands on these islands.
Confessions In the Pool
All That I Have Left
Don’t Need Your Love
Did Your Love Burn Out?
It’s A Trap
Is It True?
Released on May 18th via Infectious Music Islands is available on CD, LP, Ltd LP (silver vinyl), cassette and digitally -
ASH play as follows – tickets for the US dates are available from 10am EST 10th April via the band’s website
5th LEEDS Live At Leeds festival
6th DORSET Teddy Rocks Festival
26th BELFAST BBC Biggest Weekend festival
30th BROOKLYN, NY Baby’s All Right
10th CORNWALL Boardmasters
11th LISTOWEL Revival Festival
17th CHELMSFORD Rize Festival
18th DURHAM Hardwick Live Festival
15th BOSTON, MA Brighton Music Hall
17th TORONTO, ON The Velvet Underground
19th CHICAGO, IL Schubas
21st LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo
22nd SAN FRANCISCO, CA Swedish American Hall
16th SHEFFIELD Leadmill
17th GLASGOW O2 ABC
19th BRISTOL SWX
20th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
21st NORWICH Waterfront
23rd MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
24th LONDON O2 Forum