ASH announce headline show at the Ulster Hall on Tuesday 19th December 2023

Photo credit: Steve Gullick

Following their SOLD-OUT Ulster Hall show in 2022, Ash announce a new headline show at the Ulster Hall on Tuesday, 19th December 2023. The band recently released their new single, ‘Usual Places,’ the third single release from their forthcoming album release.

‘Usual Places’ arrives on the heels of recent new album cuts ‘Race The Night’ and ‘Like A God’, stoking anticipation for a record that promises to be super-charged, widescreen and with melodies to spare. Already winning consistent support across BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, these new songs bring with them what lead singer and guitarist Tim Wheeler describes as “the sound of the band revelling in the sheer joy of being a band after being separated by time and distance through the insanity of the early 2020s.”

‘Usual Places’ was written as a testimony to lives forever changed during the time before they were able to reunite and work on new music. Three and a half minutes of brisk power pop set a buoyant backdrop to its longing for all that was lost.

Wheeler comments: “Originally written as a tribute to long forgotten bars and faces as I was leaving New York, ‘Usual Places’ took on extra significance as the first thing we worked on together post-lockdown. Below the surface of the joy of writing and playing together again, there’s a subconscious grief to all that was lost in those years. Friends and family, pubs and venues. This is our eulogy to them all. No coincidence the video was shot in the Marquis of Lorne, just a walk from Brixton Academy.”

Check out the video for ‘Usual Places’ – BELOW:

Ash will be playing a week-long run of in-store / out store 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. Full details are below, and tickets are available here.



The new album Race The Night is released on 15th Sept 2023 via Fierce Panda



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