- 24 Feb 22
2021 ended with sell out Dublin and London shows for Scattered Ashes, who acted as support for the likes of Sprints and THUMPER.
Scattered Ashes are unveiling their brand new single ‘This New Will’ tomorrow, premiered below by Hot Press.
The track follows the Dublin band's ‘Parallel Lines EP’, which was released on blood red vinyl and sold out in its first week in Rough Trade stores throughout the UK.
‘This New Will’ speaks of disintegration and rebirth, a call for action in the face of despair: "It looks so much better with my eyes closed." The track was recorded at Darklands Studios, Dublin with Dan Doherty (Fontaines D.C.) and was mastered by Pete Maher (Echo and The Bunnymen).
The fourth consecutive single from the band sees them at their boldest, with constricted guitars and prophetic vocals setting the stage amidst the relentless tribal pounding of percussion holding the track together. The song marks another creative milestone for the outfit, following the release of the genre-defying ‘Slow Motion.’
“A lifetime of self-denial leads to a dramatic overhaul of character: a new hope, a new urge, a new will. This is our most poignant song yet," frontman Robert Dalton remarks.
There's an undeniably sense of nostalgia at play within 'This New Will'. The band's influences are fully on show, with Dalton's David Bowie-esque distinctive vocals adding an air of '80s mystery. Repetition of symbolic lyrics and fuzzy guitar solos compete for attention.
Scattered Ashes come straight out of the Dublin post punk underground that birthed Murder Capital and Fontaines DC. With their heady blend of Gothic influence and Brutalist imagery, the abrasive four piece rapidly developed a name for themselves with their debut single ‘Love Is Not An Option’ receiving immediate support and airplay from Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6.
2022 opened up with them listed as one of Hot Press' Hot for 2022 acts and the upgrading of their biggest Dublin headline show yet. The band are now set to embark on a series of Irish and UK gigs in support of the single, including dates in Dublin, Galway, London, Manchester and Leeds.
Listen to 'This New Will' below:
Scattered Ashes live dates:
Thursday February 24th - The Roisin Dubh, Galway w/ Enola Gay
Friday March 4th – Whelan’s, Dublin w/ TV People
Saturday March 26th - Thomas House, Dublin
Manchester / Leeds / London TBA