Ash have announced that they’ll release a new studio album later this year.
It’ll be titled Islands and will arrive on May 18 via Infectious Music – and to mark the news, the Northern Irish outfit have launched the first single from the follow-up to 2015’s Kablammo! in the shape of Buzzkill.
It features guest vocals from The Undertones’ Damien O’Neill and Mickey Bradley.
Vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler explains: “The day I wrote Buzzkill, it took me a while to stop laughing because 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.”
Ash have also been confirmed for Live At Leeds on May 5 and at the BBC Biggest Weekend Festival, Belfast, on May 26.
Find the Buzzkill stream below, along with the Islands cover art and tracklist.
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Ash Islands tracklist
- True Story
- Confessions In The Pool
- All That I Have Left
- Don’t Need Your Love
- Did Your Love Burn Out?
- Silver Suit
- It’s A Trap
- Is It True?
- Incoming Waves