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Ash Race Towards A New Album!
13th September 2023
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The Band: ASH

The Release: 'RACE THE NIGHT'

The Release Date: SEPTEMBER 15TH 2023

The Formats: VARIOUS COLOURED VINYLS / CD / CASSETTE / DIGITAL

The Link: linkt.ree/ashracethenightalbum

The Tracklisting:
1. 'Race The Night'
2. 'Usual Places'
3. 'Reward In Mind'
4. 'Oslo' (feat Demira)
5. 'Like A God'
6. 'Peanut Brain'
7. 'Crashed Out Wasted'
8. 'Braindead'
9. 'Double Dare'
10. 'Over & Out'
11. 'Like A God' (Reprise)

The Truth: older readers may recall that Northern Irish noiseniks Ash first appeared on fierce panda on the ‘Crazed And Confused’ six-track compilation EP in September 1994, a teenage rampage which came hot on the heels of their ‘Jack Names The Planets’ debut single. Against several odds, 29 years on the indie dream team is reunited on ‘Race The Night’, the trio’s eighth album which is available to pre-order on a multitude of splendidly special formats right now and available to buy in sensible shops from September 15th.

You may have heard the four singles launched since the start of the summer (cheers): the title track, ‘Like A God’, ‘Usual Places’ and ‘Crashed Out Wasted’ have seen Ash do speedy pop, crunchy rock, wistful nostalgia and hazy drunken regret, which pretty much sums up the essence of the entire heart-racing ‘Race The Night’ experience.

The band will also share one more video from the album for the epic sepia-tinged love story 'Oslo', featuring the exquisite vocals of Dutch singer Demira. She's filmed alone in Amsterdam while Tim is tripping around Highbury. Like the rest of 'Race The Night' it's passionate and fruity and stuffed full with melody, mayhem and cheeky key changes. But don’t take our words for it, take these:

“The guitar riffs are memorable and the chorus lines swoon in a classic manner. Their music seems resistant to age and maturity.” - 8/10 Classic Rock

“Ash may have grown up, but they retain a joyous lust for life and, post-pandemic, are clearly delighted to still be in the game.” - 4/5 Loudersound.com

“Ash celebrate their 30th anniversary with the kind of grandstanding solos and condensed punky dramas that made ‘1977’ such an essential Britrock debut.” - 4/5 Classic Pop

Winning consistent support across BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio - Tim Wheeler appeared on Midnight Meets with Colin Murray on 5 Live and then went head-to-head with Rick Astley on Roundtable - these new songs bring with them what Tim describes as "the sound of the band reveling in the sheer joy of being a band after being separated by time and distance through the insanity of the early 2020s."

Ash will be playing a week-long run of instore / outstore live shows as 'Race The Night' is released. The shows will combine Q&As, acoustic sets and signings, as well as a special show at Pryzm Kingston, at which the band will play tracks from the new album fully electric for the first time.

Ash - Race The Night album instore / outstore tour 2023

Fri 15th Sept | HMV @ Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast (8pm)
Sat 16th Sept | Assai Glasgow (2pm)
Sat 16th Sept | Assai Edinburgh (7pm)
Sun 17th Sept | Jumbo Records Leeds (2pm)
Sun 17th | Jacaranda Records @ Cavern Club Liverpool (9pm)
Mon 18th Sept | Banquet Records Kingston @ Pryzm (7pm) - SOLD OUT
Tue 19th Sept | Rough Trade Bristol (6.30pm) - SOLD OUT
Wed 20th Sept | Rough Trade East London (7pm) - SOLD OUT
Thu 21st Sept | Tower Records Dublin (7pm)

Ash will also be taking Race The Night on tour through the UK and Europe before the year is out, on a co-headline run with The Subways. Tickets are on sale now.

Ash x The Subways UK / EU tour dates 2023

Sat 30 Sept - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
Sun 01 Oct - Marble Factory, Bristol, UK
Tue 03 Oct - Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Wed 04 Oct - Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
Thu 05 Oct - Leeds Beckett SU, Leeds, UK
Sat 07 Oct - NX, Newcastle, UK
Mon 09 Oct - The Academy, Dublin, IE
Tue 10 Oct - O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
Wed 11 Oct - O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK

Sun 19 Nov - De Helling, Utrecht, NL
Mon 20 Nov - Das Bett, Frankfurt, DE
Tue 21 Nov - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, DE
Thu 23 Nov - Faust, Hannover, DE
Fri 24 Nov - Plan B, Malmo, SE
Sat 25 Nov - Beta, Copenhagen, DK
Mon 27 Nov - Rockefeller, Oslo, NO
Tue 28 Nov - Debaser, Stockholm, SE
Thu 30 Nov - Kesselhaus, Berlin, DE
Fri 01 Dec - Beatpol, Dresden, DE
Sat 02 Dec - Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, CZ
Mon 04 Dec - PPC, Graz, AT
Wed 06 Dec - Plaza Klub, Zurich, CH
Thu 07 Dec - Technikum, Munich, DE
Fri 08 Dec - Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, DE
Sun 10 Dec - Botanique, Brussels, BE
Mon 11 Dec - Le Petit Bain, Paris, FR

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