SURFERS GO WILD FOR ASH

Thousands of votes are flooding in for which towns you want to see the band play - have your say now!...

ASH‘s online fans have bombarded nme.com with more than 1,200 votes in less than 24 hours for the towns they want the band to play on their “you choose the gigs” tour.

Fans currently have the chance to choose from a menu of towns all over the country that have rarely or never been graced by the band on our Ash special feature – [url=]Click here for details.

And the band’s itinerary for their November tour will be decided depending on which gigs prove most popular. The full tour line-up will be announced on nme.com on October 15.

Ash frontman Tim Wheeler explained: “We wanna get out and play a lot of places we haven’t played before all over the country, like Dundee, Hastings and Salisbury.”

When the tour gets underway on November 19, nme.com, in association with [url=]www.ash-official.com, will also be bringing fans a host of exclusives in the shape of a groundbreaking microsite which will include a hotline where fans can speak to the band on tour and a download of new track ‘Warmer Than Fire’, which was written by Steve Ludwin of Little Hell, a friend of the band. The track will be available from nme.com‘s exclusive microsite from November 19.

Meanwhile, the band hope to complete their long-awaited new album, their first new material since 1998’s ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’, by October. They have been working with producer Owen Morris at a studio in Spain and have ten new songs on tape including ‘Walking Barefoot’, ‘Shining Light’, ‘Submission’, ‘Pacific Palasades’, ‘Slow Suicide’, ‘Cherry Bomb’, ‘Candy’ and ‘Sometimes’.

Tim described the new album as “really rocking, dead melodic, cool as fuck” and added that the vibes are good.

To read more from Tim‘s exclusive interview, see this week’s NME, on sale in London today (September 26) and the rest of the UK tomorrow.