Ash; Twilight Of The Innocents

Ash; Twilight Of The Innocents

Fifth time round and, post-Hatherley, Ash could finally be growing into men. After dragging the first flushes of teenage love out ’til their 30th birthdays with ‘Meltdown’’s misjudged hair-metal stylings, ‘Twilight…’ is a...

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Ash

Ash

It is plain and simple, Ash make great pop songs. ‘Polaris’ is another classic that could easily sit alongside ‘Girl From Mars’ and ‘Burn Baby Burn’. Some idiots will compare this track to some poor Keane-driven piano ballad, but they...

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Ash

Ash

Supermassive Ash hole! Having part-exchanged Charlotte Hatherley for the death-ray-spewing synthesizer that Muse recorded their last comeback single on, the only-now-hitting-their-30s scamps ride it around the studio whooping one of their...

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Ash, Warwick University, Friday, February 23

Ash, Warwick University, Friday, February 23

Forget lectures on Shakespeare or pre-Raphaelite art, tonight Ash have returned to the nation’s universities to dish out an even more important lesson – that of guitar-pop survival. Chairing this sonic further education is Tim Wheeler, with an...

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One Big Weekend : Derry Prehen Fields

One Big Weekend : Derry Prehen Fields

There are gangs of kids bombing around the tent battering the lights out of each other. They have the intensity of straightedge moshers but look like Ritalin-rushing Bash Street hobgoblins auditioning for Shameless. In the corner, you'll find...

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Ash  : Oxford Zodiac

Ash : Oxford Zodiac

As compliments go, 'durable' isn't especially sexy, so how about this: Ash have spent a decade consistently saying 'I love you' to a world that doesn't hear it enough, and if you don't like them then you've probably let go of more of your inner...

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Ash  : Intergalactic Sonic 7"s

Ash : Intergalactic Sonic 7"s

The Manga artwork for Ash 's greatest hits album says it all - at once heroically clueless and unspeakably cool, their clumsy cartoon image has masked the fact that Ash are one of the most three-dimensionally brilliant groups of the modern age....

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Ash  : Envy

Ash : Envy

They don't sulk, whine, moan like beaten bitches, wear black, take smack or come from Manchester. Yet Ash rule. They are geniuses. Gods maybe. OK, that's probably going just a little bit too far. Demi-gods, then. And, in the last few years,...

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Ash/ Hundred Reasons/ Soundtrack Of Our Lives/ Jet Plane Landing        :   London Astoria

Ash/ Hundred Reasons/ Soundtrack Of Our Lives/...

After the plethora of acoustic guitars which kicked off the NME Carling Shows the night before, it's very much time to rock. And JET PLANE LANDING make a decent stab of it, their Shellac fixation screeching through the building to remind...

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Ash  : Birmingham Academy

Ash : Birmingham Academy

In the hysteria surrounding Strokes and the White Stripes, it's been easy to overlook the extraordinary return of Britpop survivors Ash . But really, they've had a hell of year. Third album 'Free All Angels' has sold a quarter of a million...

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