The trio released their latest album Kablammo! in May and a new single Machinery is set for release on 9 October. Described by Tim as “probably the most indie pop tune on the record” it’s “essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection” he explains. “It was one of the final ones we worked on” says Mark “it’s just a beautiful melody.”
Kablammo, released to a fanfare of positive reviews, marks eight years since the release of Ash’s last studio album, Twilight Of The Innocents, the album they vowed would be their last. The ensuing years saw the band embark on the ambitious A-Z singles series and its accompanying A-Z tour taking them from Aldershot to Zennor. Putting the album format to one side allowed Ash to explore a different dynamic to their sound across 26 tracks released over a year.
On Kablammo! they set out to capture the live essence of Ash, the closest sonic predecessor being 2004's Meltdown, they say, 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.”