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Blazing out the blocks with two and half minutes of pure power pop, Ash make their ‘Ash Wednesday’ return with Cocoon- the first single from their forthcoming studio album Kablammo!

Cocoon is full of the compact three-piece bombast that has made Ash one of the country’s best-loved bands. "It’s Ash at their frenetic best: a wall of guitars and a shot of adrenaline with a sweet melodic chaser", says Rick McMurray . "One of the earliest songs written for the forthcoming album, you can hear how excited the three of us are to be back in the same room. Having this much fun crammed into two and a half minutes is probably illegal."

Commenting on the new album - "After a wait of 8 years, and a long string of singles, we’ve gone on to do what we said we would never do again: we've only gone and recorded a brand new album!"

"We set out to capture the live essence of Ash, the closest sonic predecessor would be 2004's 'Meltdown', with the songwriting of the 'Free All Angels' singles. . We've stripped away the electronic overtones of the A-Z series and made a streamlined blazing guitar record."

"On every song you can hear what makes this band tick, our beating (atomic) heart. It's a visceral expression of what has driven us since 1992. Passion, melody and Ash."

Ash will showcase songs from the new album at a one off show at London’s Barfly TONIGHT and tickets have just gone on sale. 120 tickets are available from 9am today, at the Ash-tastic price point of £19.77 from -

With the album nearing completion fans have been joining in with the pre-order campaign on Pledgemusic, and Ash will be playing a fan only gig at the legendary RAK Studios today. In addition to tonight’s Barfly show, they’ve also announced the first dates of their UK tour for June. Tickets on sale from 9am on February 20th.

ASH Tour Dates

Added on 17/02/2015 by jedisteve