- 12 Jul 18
Back with one of the finest records of their career, punk-pop Legends Ash sound off about creative rebirth, touring with David Bowie and partying with Dave Grohl.
The night before I meet Ash, I caught their appearance on The Late Late Show to perform the latest single from their cracking new album, Islands. One of the tunes of the year, the frenetic 'Buzzkill' is notably profane (with a refrain of 'You killed my fucking buzz!'), although the band toned it down significantly for their appearance on RT?‘Õs flagship talk show.
"I would have loved to have done the full swearing one," chuckles Ash frontman Tim Wheeler, sitting in the bar of Jurys hotel in Christ Church in Dublin. "But I didn't want to scare any grannies!"
"The first time we played it was actually to our new label, in BMG's offices in New York," adds Ash's bassist Mark Hamilton. "It was acoustic and it was our introduction to them. So we went ahead and played it - and with the lyrics and everything, it was kind of funny."