Out on May 10th is the new album, Islands, from the mighty Ash via Infectious Music (a return to the label which released their 1977 and Free all Angels albums) From it, they’ve released a new track – Buzzkill, which features The Undertones’ Damien O’Neill and Mickey Bradley on backing vocals. Speaking about the track, Ash’s singer/guitarist Tim Wheeler says; “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. 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.”
Right from the off its formidable powder to add to the Ash cannon. It’s got all the elements that make you love Ash – singalong chorus, killer tunes, backing vocals that sigh and big chunky riffs that make you long to play along. It fun time pop-punk that won’t fail to leave you with a smile on your face.
The band will be confirming a run of lives dates imminently, meanwhile they will be appearing as follows:
05.05.18 LEEDS Live At Leeds festival purchase tkts here
26. 05.18 BELFAST BBC Biggest Weekend festival