The band make their comeback in a low-key style...

ASH are to play a tiny club tour, NME.COM can reveal.

The band, who spent much of last year working on their new album, will play the shows next month and into March.

The tour calls at: Milton Keynes Woughton Centre (February 22)

Newport TJs (23)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (24)

Stoke Sugarmill (26)

Preston Mill (27)

Middlesbrough Town Hall (29)

Oxford Zodiac (March 1)

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As previously reported, Ash have completed their fourth full-length studio album, and claim that it’s their heaviest yet.

The evergreen punks broke with tradition for the follow-up to ‘Free All Angels’ and decamped from Northern Ireland to Hollywood to work with Foo Fighters producer Nick Raskulinecz.

Tracks slated for the as-yet-untitled album include ‘Clones’, ‘Evil Eye’, ‘Meltdown’, ‘Orpheus’ and ‘Detonator’, some of which the band have previewed in the UK over the last year.