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Ash announce new album ‘Islands’, unveil first single ‘Buzzkill’

Veteran British rockers Ash have announced they will release a brand new album Islands on 18 May.

Islands is the band’s seventh album and marks their first new material since 2015’s Kablammo! It also sees the alt-rock stalwarts return to record label Infectious Music.

To celebrate the announcement the band have offered fans a taste of the new record in the shape of lead single ‘Buzzkill’.

Speaking about ‘Buzzkill’ and its origins, Ash frontman Tim Wheeler explains:

“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.”

Islands was mostly produced by Wheeler himself and if the punk-influenced ‘Buzzkill’ is anything to go by, it is sure to be a wild ride.


Islands track listing: 

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


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