Ash announce new album & tour with The Subways

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A veritable volcanic eruption of good news for Ash fans: a new label, a new single, a new album, a new tour.

First, the label. The indie-legendary trio have signed to similarly indie-legendary Fierce Panda, the 90s home of Scarfo, Kenickie, China Drum, Tiger, Seafood and Llama Farmers to name but a few. Ash themselves were previous Fierce Panda stop-ins, appearing on a 1994 vinyl EP compilation, Crazed and Confused, alongside Supergrass and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. The signing, then, is a nearly thirty years later homecoming; honouring, perhaps, Ash’s unremitting and illustrious career with a reunion to their past.

Ash and Fierce Panda look to the future, however! With the release of the new single, Race The Night, comes the announcement of the album to which it gives its name. Race The Night, the forthcoming LP, is due 15th September 2023, and already promises much with its 80s-glossy Knight Rider cover art. The single reflects this image, production polished-neon, beefed up and slick, driving far away from the grunge Fierce Panda might have remembered exuding from the band in 1994.

Race The Night is available to preorder now*.

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Racing, the air of competition, is extended to Race The Night’s accompanying tour: ‘Ash VS The Subways’, a dual-headline tour seemingly promising battle, if not physical, then certainly musical. Will the head-to-head result in a beautiful welded union, or single band victorious? Tires, and guitars, will squeal, come autumn… Tickets are available here*.

Ash VS The Subways UK / EU tour dates 2023

  • Sat 30 Sept – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
  • Sun 01 Oct – Marble Factory, Bristol, UK
  • Tue 03 Oct – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
  • Wed 04 Oct – Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
  • Thu 05 Oct – Leeds Beckett SU, Leeds, UK
  • Sat 07 Oct – NX, Newcastle, UK
  • Mon 09 Oct – The Academy, Dublin, IE
  • Tue 10 Oct – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
  • Wed 11 Oct – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK
  • Sun 19 Nov – De Helling, Utrecht, NL
  • Mon 20 Nov – Das Bett, Frankfurt, DE
  • Tue 21 Nov – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, DE
  • Thu 23 Nov – Faust, Hannover, DE
  • Fri 24 Nov – Plan B, Malmo, SE
  • Sat 25 Nov – Beta, Copenhagen, DK
  • Mon 27 Nov – Rockefeller, Oslo, NO
  • Tue 28 Nov – Debaser, Stockholm, SE
  • Thu 30 Nov – Kesselhaus, Berlin, DE
  • Fri 01 Dec – Beatpol, Dresden, DE
  • Sat 02 Dec – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, CZ
  • Mon 04 Dec – PPC, Graz, AT
  • Wed 06 Dec – Plaza Klub, Zurich, CH
  • Thu 07 Dec – Technikum, Munich, DE
  • Fri 08 Dec – Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, DE
  • Sun 10 Dec – Botanique, Brussels, BE
  • Mon 11 Dec – Le Petit Bain, Paris, FR

Elise Price

Elise Price is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre.

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