It's no secret, we love Ash. The trio made their so-called 'Ash Wednesday' return with "Cocoon", their first single from their forthcoming studio album Kablammo. Did I hear that right? Ash will be releasing an album? This is weird, considering that we covered the news in 2007 that Ash To Stop Releasing Albums.
Commenting on the new album - “After a wait of 8 years, and a long string of singles, we’ve gone on to do what we said we would never do again: we've only gone and recorded a brand new album!”
I don't think anyone cares if they back off on their words, we're just happy to get new music from the trio... in any format. In fact, not a surprise with the album-thing, since singer Tim Wheeler released his debut solo album Lost Domain (Sony Red), late last November 2014 as a heartfelt and emotional response to the loss of his father to dementia.
Ash's new single "Cocoon" is available to download February 19th. You can pre-order Kablammo now on PledgeMusic.
UK Tour Dates:
08/06/15 - Belfast, Limelight
09/06/15 - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
11/06/15 - London - Scala
12/06/15 - Manchester, Sound Control
13/06/15 - Long Division Festival, Wakefield
14/06/15 – Isle Of Wight Festival
"After years of enjoying the worst performances ever by many of my favourite artists, I decided to join the ear-destroying world of shreds with this, my own lovingly crafted worst performance ever of Swimming Pool," said Emmy the Great. You can check out Emmy the Worst at YouTube which was taken from her recently sold out show at London's Oslo.
Personally speaking, I think Emmy is missing the point trying to create the worst performance ever, because the best ones are unintentional.
Emmy The Great's recent four track EP S came out in January 2015 on Bella Union, Emmy explained the difference between her previous releases, "My previous recordings were a reflection of my internal world, but this is a record of me trying to engage with the outside. Over the course of travelling and touring for the last two years I inhabited many cities and landscapes. While I wrote this EP and the album that will follow, everything changed. As I wrote the songs I began to reflect more and more the world that I saw around me, incredibly bright, technologically breathtaking. I am curious about being a person in this world, and I tried to write that into the music."
Catch Emmy tonight in New York:
February 21st– Great Scott, Allston
July 24th– Deer Shed 2015 Topcliffe
Did you know Fanfarlo has a podcast? And it's good! One of their earlier episode, they interviewed Charlotte Hatherley (hear it on soundcloud.com).
In 2014, Fanfarlo singer Justin Fink, on his podcast "Countdown to Extinction Podcast", talked to Hatherley about her new project Sylver Tongue. We first took note of Sylver Tongue in 2012.