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Indie rockers Ash were formed in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland in 1992 and were originally a three piece comprising Tim Wheeler ( lead vocals and guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass) and Rick McMurray (drums). After selling over a million copies of their debut album ’1977′, and whilst touring with Weezer, the band felt that they were limited and needed another guitarist to create a fuller sound so asked Charlotte Hatherley to join.
Ash released their second album ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’ and although it achieved Gold status it failed to emulate their earlier success. The band toured non-stop and in 2001 after becoming almost bankrupt, released their third album ‘Free All Angels’, a title apparently taken from a t-shirt design worn by a hells angel and written in Wheeler’s parents garage. The album featured the singles Shining Light, Burn Baby Burn, Candy, Sometimes and There’s a Star and entered the UK charts at number »
- Pete Reed
Ash have announced a UK tour to mark the tenth anniversary of their 2001 album Free All Angels. Charlotte Hatherley will be returning to the band for the three-date jaunt. Hatherley quit Ash in 2006 to pursue her solo career, which began with 2004's Grey Will Fade. She is also part of KT Tunstall's band. The tour will begin at Birmingham's HMV Institute on October 20, followed by Manchester's HMV Ritz on October 23. It will finish at the HMV Forum in London (more) »
- By Tom Eames
2 items from 2011
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