A-Z Vol. 1 (Released 19th April 2010) marks the halfway point in Ash’s groundbreaking 26 single campaign the A-Z Series. Wrapping up singles A to M alongside a host of bonus material, the compilation illustrates Ash’s rejuvenated creative zeal.
Currently back in their Manhattan HQ recording tracks which will complete the second half of the series, Ash have been spurred on by the unique challenge of a singles only future. The scrutiny of each track being drip-fed to fans, juxtaposed by freedom from the traditional 2-year album cycle, has fostered a new Ash era of diverse, imaginative pop.
While the rock electro hybrids True Love 1980 and Space Shot have broken through to the airwaves, the consistent quality of the series is backed up by the varied and original song writing on the tracks in between. The 3-minute gem Ichiban, the expansive dynamic rock of Joy Kicks Darkness, the classic Wheeler love song Tracers and the atmospheric tale of humanity lost Pripyat are amongst the bands responses to the creative everest that is a 26 single campaign.
A-Z Vol. 1 Tracklisting:
Return of White Rabbit
A True Love 1980
B Joy Kicks Darkness
E The Dead Disciples
H Space Shot
K Song Of Your Desire
L Dionysian Urge
M War With Me
i. Coming Around Again
ii. The Creeps
iv. Do you feel it?
** ALSO available in a limited edition CD/DVD (All regions/region 0) format, featuring A-Z Tour diary filmed last autumn **
PRE-ORDER CD £8.99 | PRE-ORDER LIMITED EDITION DVD & CD £8.99
Ash follow their autumn A-Z road trip with a tour of more traditional venues in the spring. With the Electric Ballroom now SOLD OUT a second London date has just been added at Koko on May 6th. Ash will also be playing at Northampton Roadmender on May 5th.