Twilight Of The Innocents
Recently revealed to be the last ever Ash album, Twilight Of The Innocents re-announces the group's commitment to melody and proves they have successfully re-ignited their creative spark.
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Kilian Murphy, 14 Jun 2007
This article is now part of the hotpress.com archive. To access this article you need to subscribe to hotpress.com for the bargain price of €20 or be a subscriber to Hot Press Magazine. The hotpress.com archive has over 40,000 articles in it, growing at well over 500 a month. Not only that, but you get special 'member's cds' for €10, discounts on all hotpress related products and exclusive promotions. hotpress.com also has thousands of articles and pieces of content that are free to access to anyone, including it's latest music news, photo galleries, web exclusive interviews.
Photo Galleries For This Artist
Latest Related Articles For This Artist
Speaking to Hot Press on the imminent release of his first solo outing Lost Domain (which deals with the death of his father), the Ash frontman reassured us it is not the end for the Northern Irish rockers.
News: 28 Oct 2014
Things kick off with a Tim Wheeler solo gig on November 7.
News: 24 Oct 2014
Former Ash frontman going it alone.
News: 02 Sep 2014
Ash celebrated May The Fourth… by giving away the belting ‘There Is Hope Again’ from their A To Z series of singles.
News: 06 May 2014
Ash celebrate – if that’s the appropriate word! – Ash Wednesday with a one-day only free download of ‘Jack Names The Planets’, which has been re-recorded for the occasion.
News: 05 Mar 2014
The Northern Irish legends will be joining Rivers Cuomo for some tropical fun.
29 May 2013 - News
The Tim Wheeler and Ilan Eshkeri scored 2012 film hits the shops on January 28.
29 Jan 2013 - News
How does the idea of watching Ash play a live acoustic set from the comfort of your own living room sound?
13 Nov 2012 - News
Listen to Little Infinity for FREE with Hot Press.
04 Jul 2012 - News
To coincide with their 20th anniversary celebrations, Ash release Little Infinity, an EP of cover versions.
13 Jun 2012 - News
The Ash frontman lends his vocals to ‘Dumb Angel’.
05 Jun 2012 - News
'Shining Light' is more popular than the likes of 'Teenage Kicks', according to BBC Radio Ulster.
23 May 2012 - News
One and done for their Irish festival frolics in 2012...
16 Apr 2012 - News
Belfast concert raises funds to fight Alzheimer's
07 Nov 2011 - News
An exclusive sit-down with everyone's favourite Downpatrick rocker...
18 Oct 2011 - Video
Emmy The Great and the Ash frontman have collaborated on This Is Christmas and you can get the first track now.
13 Oct 2011 - News
Over 130 events will take place around the city at the end of the month.
04 Oct 2011 - News
A report back from Ulster Hall's festivities...
23 Sep 2011 - News
They will each perform one of their classic albums in sequence.
20 Sep 2011 - News
The alt-rockers will release Best Of Ash on October 14 ahead of their gig at The Academy on October 18.
14 Sep 2011 - News
The alt-rockers will play a Free All Angels gig in Dublin’s Academy on October 18.
13 Sep 2011 - News
Charlotte Hatherley will rejoin the boys for three shows in October.
09 Aug 2011 - News
Tim Wheeler on visiting Sligo, his soundtrack project, new Ash material and why he’s translating ‘Kung Fu’ into Japanese.
10 Jun 2011 - Interview
Ash man goes acoustic at July arts and music festival
09 Jun 2011 - News
Downpatrick rockers bring down the house
07 Jun 2011 - REVIEW
'Running To The Ocean' available now
03 Jun 2011 - News
Over 120 acts to descend on Sligo in June
25 May 2011 - News
24 May 2011 - News
The trio will follow up their Whelan's gig with two further June shows
10 May 2011 - News
Downpatrick's finest will make their way to Dublin this Summer
19 Apr 2011 - News
The Ash mainman will be at the Oh Yeah music centre on January 11
04 Jan 2011 - News
The group will be joined on the stage in Cork by Cathy Davey, Fight Like Apes and more
22 Nov 2010 - News
The band also play a major London headliner this week.
10 Nov 2010 - News
Ash returns with latest singles collection
03 Nov 2010 - REVIEW
The chaps are also getting seriously smoochy on their new single!
07 Aug 2010 - News
Ash in the Hot Press Signing Tent
14 Jul 2010 - Gallery
They're playing the Oh Yeah Music Centre the day before heading to Punchestown.
28 Jun 2010 - News
And they're popping in to the Hot Press Signing Tent at Oxegen!
25 Jun 2010 - News
Charlotte gets its with an axe while Chris Martin investigates!
27 May 2010 - News
They've also unleashed letter 'Q' in their A to Z series of singles.
29 Apr 2010 - News
Patrick Freyne interviews Ash about reinvention and 21st century music making.
26 Apr 2010 - Interview
Downpatrick reinvent the album as alphabet soup
13 Apr 2010 - REVIEW
The guitarist will accompany the Northern Irish band on their upcoming UK tour.
23 Mar 2010 - News
A-Z Vol. 1 is out on April 16.
02 Mar 2010 - News
Tickets for the 7up Paddy’s Day Party are up for grabs now!
18 Feb 2010 - News
The boys will be broadcasting live from New York on Wednesday night.
02 Feb 2010 - News
19 Dec 2009 - REVIEW
07 Dec 2009 - REVIEW
Tim Wheeler and co rock the rafters of Temple Bar and our snapper Ruth was on hand to catch the action
03 Dec 2009 - Gallery
There are also 26 new songs to look forward to!
12 Oct 2009 - News
They're also embarking on an A-Z Tour of the UK.
27 Aug 2009 - News
It's a cracking cartoon jobby for 'Return Of White Rabbit'.
25 Jun 2009 - News
'Return Of The White Rabbit', released today, marks the launch of the band's A-Z Series, which will commence in September.
20 May 2009 - News
The 'Burn Baby Burn' boys are to play a second night at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London on Sunday June 7.
24 Apr 2009 - News
It’s not a news story we ever expected to write, but Annie Lennox has covered an Ash song as one of the bonus cuts on her new ‘Best Of’.
09 Aug 2008 - News
Mojo Fury, the Delawares and Ed Zealous are among the acts now confirmed for the one-day Derry festival, which will be led by Northern legends Ash.
02 Jul 2008 - News
Ash will headline Draperstown's Glasgowbury festival in Derry this July.
06 Jun 2008 - News
Ash have pencilled in a date for this summer's Galway Arts Festival.
13 May 2008 - News
Ash will be joining the front benches of Dail Eireann in the grand tradition of the St. Patrick's Day exodus this year.
18 Feb 2008 - News
Ash will be coming home for some live dates this December.
05 Nov 2007 - News
Are Ash reinventing themselves as some kind of Sparklehorse/Super Furry Animals hybrid? Because, on the strength of this single, you’d swear they’d pulled off just such a transformation. They’ve given free rein to their pop sensibilities with a chorus as wide as an open horizon, while the Beatles plunge that leads into the second verse certainly shivered my timbers. Elsewhere, the guitar solo flickers to a blaze big enough to convince us that the Ash we know and love are still in there somewhere. It’s a belter – the sound of a summer we haven’t yet been given.
04 Sep 2007 - REVIEW
Ash take to the road this October to promote their new album Twilight of the Innocents.
12 Jul 2007 - News
30th Anniversary Retrospective: On the eve of the release of their fifth album, Ash talk longevity, writing songs in Bono’s summer house and why Twilight Of The Innocents is not a pipe-and-slippers album.
20 Jun 2007 - Interview
Twilight Of The Innocents, out July 2, will be Ash’s last album, says frontman Tim Wheeler. But the band are not planning to split.
13 Jun 2007 - News
Ash are playing an in-store gig in HMV, Belfast this month.
12 Jun 2007 - News
Written in France at Bono’s house, no less, it seems that all the excitement of meeting the man himself made Tim Wheeler forget the basics of creating a song. Stuff like melody. Remember that Tim? From a band who brought us ballads as strong as ‘Oh Yeah’ and ‘Shining Light’, anything less than perfection is a disappointment, and this is a wishy-washy track that’s as uninventive with the string section as is with the lyrics. Cool packaging though.
11 Jun 2007 - REVIEW
Ash have given an onstage indication that the new album may well be their last.
11 Jun 2007 - News
Not content with selling out gigs all over the shop, Ash are looking for someone to edit their official fanzine.
23 May 2007 - News
It’s a forbidding date – no I’m not talking about Friday the 13th, I’m referring to Ash’s first Belfast date proper since the departure of guitarist Charlotte Hatherley.
03 May 2007 - REVIEW
The Downpatrick band Ash have announced a trio of smaller-than-usual gigs on home turf.
02 May 2007 - News
Hot Press can exclusively reveal the bill that accompanies the Red Bull X-Fighter Freestyle Motocrosss bash at Slane Castle - the headliner of which is Ash.
18 Apr 2007 - News
The line-up for the always-stellar Trinity Ball has been announced, with Ash headlining.
05 Apr 2007 - News
Downpatrick trio Ash are preparing for their new album release in a highly generous way - by offering a fans a free taster.
26 Feb 2007 - News
Ash have confirmed that their first post-Charlotte Hatherley album will be coming out in March.
09 Jan 2007 - News
Downpatrick’s finest, Ash, are back in the studio, recording the follow-up to 2004’s Meltdown.
21 Sep 2006 - News
Tim Wheeler has been talking about the new Ash album, which looks like emerging in 2007.
06 Jun 2006 - News
After several weeks of will she/won’t she speculation, Charlotte Hatherley has left Ash to pursue her solo career.
21 Jan 2006 - News
There was much quaffing of champagne in the Ash camp last week as Sir Paul McCartney presented Tim Wheeler with an honorary companionship at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.
03 Aug 2005 - News
Not one but two of their tour buses caught on fire during Ash's recent American jaunt
27 Jun 2005 - News
Free and intimate: Ash play Newry later this month
08 Jun 2005 - News
In town for their U2 support show, Ash have announced a headline date at the Spring & Airbrake
03 Jun 2005 - News
Ash have been confirmed as U2's special guests for their third date at Croke Park
09 May 2005 - News
Ash have pulled the planned release of a download-only mini-album, Evil Eye
28 Apr 2005 - News
Not content with touring their album around the United States, Ash are also set to infiltrate the world of video games
02 Feb 2005 - News
Having been pounding the festival beat since Oxegen (taking in trips to the likes of Hungary & Japan!) Ash have confirmed an Autumnal return to Irish shores.
03 Sep 2004 - News
Tim Wheeler, Justin Hawkins and Har Mar Superstar may well be joining forces if Charlotte Hatherly is to be believed...
15 Jul 2004 - News
Recorded in sunny California, under the sonic supervision of Nick ‘Foo Fighters’ Raskulinecz, Ash’s fourth studio album is one big-sounding, drums-pounding, amps-to-eleven, NOISY MOTHERFUCKER of a record (as the irate neighbour said to the policeman).
01 Jun 2004 - REVIEW
Having dominated the charts here for the past ten years, Ash are gearing up for a full-scale invasion of America. Stuart Clark dons his hard hat as Tim, Mark, Rick and Charlotte tell him about their new record of mass destruction Meltdown, and the A-list celebrity company they’ve been keeping in the city of angels.
12 May 2004 - Interview
As is often the case when bands have a whole host of new material they're itching to try out, the crowd become slightly restless midway through the evening. The Meltdown material sounds great, but there's no getting around the fact that we've come to hear the old favourites, and the band know it.
26 Apr 2004 - REVIEW
Tim Wheeler is thrilled to announce Ash's first hometown gig in ten years
15 Apr 2004 - News
Wheeler and company will be rocking the floating pontoon on May 1 as part of the BBC Music Live festival
29 Mar 2004 - News
Well sort of ... Not content with priming their Meltdown album for April release, Ash have recorded a cover of the Buzzcocks' 'Everybody's Happy Nowadays' with one C. Martin on backing-vocals.
15 Mar 2004 - News
April 22 will see Ash play their very first, very anticipated gig of the year
10 Mar 2004 - News
Get a taste of Ash: their new tune 'Clones' will become available to download from their official website
23 Feb 2004 - News
Ash's forthcoming album comes with a warning from Tim Wheeler: "It'll tear your face off."
29 Jan 2004 - News
Confused? Don't be - it's just a day in the life of Ash
13 Nov 2003 - News
Guitarist Charlotte Hatherley is making solo jaunts on the side of Ash
30 Sep 2003 - News
Tim Wheeler and co will be heading into the studio in Los Angeles with Foo Fighters producer Nick Raskulinecz
19 Aug 2003 - News
Sources reveal Ash will headline Day 2 of the Belfast festival in September
21 Jul 2003 - News
The Ash singer goes ahead with show despite an arm infection
09 May 2003 - News
Ash have confirmed reports that they're opening for Robbie Williams in August when he descends on the Phoenix Park.
28 Apr 2003 - News
Tim Wheeler reveals plans for a big outdoor summer gig
03 Apr 2003 - News
Ash make their TV debut with a half-hour celluloid opus entitled Ash: Love And Destruction
24 Jan 2003 - News
The quartet rock out BBC Radio Ulster
02 Jan 2003 - News
(Well, the Golden ones anyway)
20 Dec 2002 - News
The quartet release limited edition vinyl
21 Nov 2002 - News
It’s all about broken down tour buses, Alan Partridge, high speed collisions, Moby, broken ribs, Mina Suvari, MTV stars and David Bowie as Ash launch a sonic assault on America. So riddle me this: can Ireland’s hardest-working rock’n’roll outfit crack the big one?
11 Sep 2002 - Interview
Intergalactic Sonic Seven's (soon to be followed by a B-side compilation) is a collection of absoloutely cracking tunes that might just bring the acclaim that has so far escaped Ash in the US
05 Sep 2002 - REVIEW
Ash somehow cajole James Nesbitt, Dave Grohl and (next victim!) Chris Martin into appearing in their homemade "crazy teen slasher" short
03 Sep 2002 - News
Tim Wheeler out of Ash recounts their near-miss in America. Meanwhile, the worst of their injuries - drummer Rick's - may cost them Reading and Leeds slots
20 Aug 2002 - News
Ash involved in highway accident in northwestern US - and very lucky to escape serious injury
19 Aug 2002 - News
Ash release Intergalactic Sonic 7"s best-of collection - and we've got a preview of the cover art right here
15 Aug 2002 - News
02 Aug 2002 - REVIEW
Ash get great reviews on Moby's Area:2 tour of the US - not least from Moby himself
18 Jul 2002 - News
You cook them, we serve them up in the Q&A cantina. At the table to answer the questions posed, in our second serving this fortnight, by members of hotpress.com: Ash
01 May 2002 - Interview
To celebrate their tenth birthday, Ash are releasing a Best Of double CD, jammed with their 17 ass-kicking singles and featuring "selected highlights" from the B-sides. The title? "We don't have one at the moment," says Tim, "so if anyone's got a good idea, send them to us"
18 Apr 2002 - News
Got questions for Ash? Tim Wheeler and Rick McMurray are ready, willing, able and waiting eagerly to help you with those. Give 'em here
11 Apr 2002 - News
Farewell, not-so-sweet Dreamworks: Ash ink US deal with Kinetic (home of Timo Maas, Paul Oakenfold & South)
21 Mar 2002 - News
They came, they saw, they conquered - again. Ash's comeback kid Tim Wheeler looks back over a spectacular year. Angel interceptor: Kim Porcelli
17 Jan 2002 - Interview
Prior to their dates in the Ambassador comes the unleashing of Tokyo Blitz, an hour-long DVD
29 Nov 2001 - News
Muse opened up the Heineken Weekender in Galway with an emotionally charged show. Offerings included the wonderful ‘Uno’, current hit ‘New Born’ and a selection of hard-hitting tunes from 1999’s Showbiz album.
07 Jun 2001 - REVIEW
Sixteen is a state of mind that, like that summer feeling, haunts you the rest of your life. It’s a quickening of stirrings into one overwhelming surge of sense and sensuality: cars, girls, noise, boys, surf, sand and sea breezes.
12 Apr 2001 - REVIEW
When I first started showing a real interest in music, and buying 7'' singles every week in Downpatrick's 'Sounds' for my 99p pocket money, videos weren't as available.
26 May 1999 - REVIEW
New girl Charlotte Hatherly was magnificent...
08 Jul 1998 - REVIEW
Of all their undeniable qualities, it is Ash’s bone dry sense of humour and their eye for unnervingly absurd detail that bodes most auspiciously for their long-term future.
16 Nov 1994 - REVIEW
Ash: “Jack Names The Planets”/”Don’t Know” (La La Land)
09 Feb 1994 - REVIEW
Blogs on hotpress.com
Additional Sites on hotpress.com
13 Trinity Street,
Rep. Of Ireland
Tel: +353 (1) 241 1500
Click here for more contact information.
Click here to find out more about Hot Press
Hot Press always welcomes feed back so if you've got something to tell us click here.
Advertise With Us
For more detail on how to advertise with Hot Press click here or call us on +353 (1) 241 1540