Ash are back, and they’ve bought the Undertones with them!

Vanguard Online February 8, 2018 0

 

Buzzkill sees Ash sounding a bit like a grungey Beach Boys. You know, Weezer, that kind of stuff. Not a million miles away from Jack Names the Planets. The release of the track, given its focus on summer, is a bit out of sync with the seasons. You know, listening to it feels a bit like eating mince pies in June. The track features The Undertones’ Damien O’Neill and Mickey Bradley on backing vocals. Speaking about the track, Ash’s singer/guitarist Tim Wheeler says;

“The day I wrote Buzzkill, it took me a while to stop laughing cos it’s so fun, dumb and full of unnecessary swearing. We used to know a band called Buzzkill in Belfast in the 90s and I think their name has been in my mind for all that time wanting to get into a song. Having seen The Undertones playing a couple of times recently I was guiltily thinking how much the backing vocals I’d written for Buzzkill were mimicking their style. So I thought it would only be right to ask Damien and Mickey to sing on it and we were honoured when that they said yes, despite all the filthy cussing. It’s a fun song and will hopefully ignite a few mosh-pits for us this year.”

Buzzkill is taken from forthcoming album Islands – the band’s first since 2015’s Kablammo! to be released on the 18th May. The band will be going on tour soon, they’ve already confirmed an appearance at the Live At Leeds festival and the BBC Biggest Weekend festival.

Ash have announced new tour dates for October 2018.

16  SHEFFIELD Leadmill
17  GLASGOW 02 ABC
19  BRISTOL SWX
20  BIRMINGHAM 02 Institute
21  NORWICH Waterfront
23  MANCHESTER 02 Ritz
24  LONDON 02 The Forum

 

You Want More Indie News?

Embrace, another indie band from the 90s, have recently released a new single.

Its a beautiful track. Not dissimilar to Snow Patrol’s Set The Fire to the Third Bar.

EMBRACE recently played a short run of intimate shows, and have now announced a full UK tour for March and April this year. Full dates as follows:

 

MARCH

Wed 28 GLASGOW O2 Academy

Thu 29 NEWCASTLE Northumbria Institute

Fri 30 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat 31 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

 

APRIL

Sun 01 CARDIFF Tramshed

Mon 02 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

Wed 04 NORWICH Epic

Thu 05 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Fri 06 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Sat 07 LEEDS O2 Academy

 

 

 

EMBRACE is:

 DANNY MCNAMARA | vocals

  • RICHARD MCNAMARA | guitar
  • STEVE FIRTH | bass
  • MICKEY DALE | keyboards
  • MIKE HEATON | drums

 

http://www.embrace.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/embracemusic/

https://www.twitter.com/embrace

 

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