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Ash (2004)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2004

Ash's Tim Wheeler and Rick McMurray talk about Meltdown, the struggles around Nu-Clear Sounds, Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement... and magic mushrooms!

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 50mb, total interview length: 51' 16" sound quality: ***


Ash: Boys Who Like Hurls

Interview by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, March 1995

ASH may be fresh-faced teens but they're hardly naïve kids. The Irish striplings are currently the coveted prize in a US bidding war involving such ...

Better Cremate Than Ever?: Ash: LA2, London

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, September 1995

IT'S POURING OFF ME. Pure f***ing rage. See, the enemy isn't hoary rockers. It isn't Britpoppers, soul-sincerity dullards or synthetic chart popsters, although they all ...


Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Q, November 1995

Downpatrick punk-popsters collide with the charts, avoid university and begin diligent career-building ...

Ash: Turn Up, Check In, Rock Out!

Report by Steven Wells, Vox, December 1995

These days, most teenagers leave school and sign on. But not ASH – they play loud punk rock, trash hotels and party till they puke. ...

The New, Clear Sounds of Ash

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, September 1998

TUCKED AWAY behind a careworn inner city church on a quiet residential street in Highbury, North London, lies an outwardly unremarkable red brick building. This ...

Ash: We Are The Resurrection

Report and Interview by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, September 1998

The original Bratpoppers, ASH, are back! We meet them in Sweden and hear about Ian Paisley, the nuclear-tastic new album and Charlotte's death-threats ...

Ash: The Nu-Clear Age

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, September 1998

Six months in the making, ASH's eagerly-awaited second album, Nu-Clear Sounds, is finally upon us. Today, the band look back on 16 weeks of tap-dancing ...

Ash Dish The Dirt

Interview by Neil Mason, Melody Maker, November 1998

Did you know Tim's nickname at the scouts was "Timmy Testicle" or that Charlotte guzzles Vodka? We make each member of Ash leave the room ...

Ash: Free All Angels (Infectious)

Review by Peter Murphy, Hot Press, April 2001

SIXTEEN IS A state of mind that, like that summer feeling, haunts you the rest of your life. It's a quickening of stirrings into one ...

Ash/The Darkness: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Live Review by Rahul Shrivastava,, November 2004

The Darkness rolled into Newcastle as part of their UK tour. Running out of hairspray: Rahul Shrivastava ...

Ash at King's College, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 2013

ASH HAVE BEEN rock stars for 12 years and four albums, yet, as singer Tim Wheeler has noted, they're still younger than some of the ...

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