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NEWS: Ash announce new album ‘Race the Night’ and share title track news of Ash V The Subways tour

Indie legends Ash, are today announcing their first new album together in more than five years, sharing an anthemic new single alongside news of an upcoming tour, co-headlining with The Subways.

Race The Night, their eighth studio album will be released on 15th September 2023 via one of their earliest label homes Fierce Panda. With 29 years, 18 hit singles, seven studio albums and a frenzy of epic tour dates since their appearance on the label’s 1994 Crazed And Confused compilation, Race The Night is both a party with old friends and a message to stage dive into the present with open arms.

Fierce incendiary, anthemic and up there with their superlative back catalogue, the album’s lead single will fill the lungs of a live audience, super-charged and cinematic, it’s the perfect primer for a record that has melodies to spare. “Before the shadows let us go, and it’s too late, to race the night” sings lead vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler as the band feels the heat of obsession on their backs and motor on to grab hold of the opportunity ahead.

Wheeler comments: “Race the Night is the sound of the band revelling in the sheer joy of being a band after being separated by time and distance through the insanity of the early 2020s. Lyrically it’s all about seizing the crossroads moments in life with both hands. Take every chance as if it could be your last.” Watch here:

Reflecting on the video Wheeler continued, “Race the Night video is the product from the fevered mind of long-time friend and horror director Jed Shepherd. He’s taken a song about seizing the moment and had the band seized by a super fan who proceeds to force the band into doing her bidding. Enjoy the Misery…”

Ash will also be taking Race The Night on tour through the UK and Europe before the year is out, on a co-headline run with The Subways. Anyone pre-ordering the Race The Night album from the ASH Store before 11.59 pm BST on Sunday 18th June will receive a unique code for exclusive early access to purchase tickets for any of the shows in the UK before they go on general sale on 21st June at 10 am.

UK pre-orders for new album Race The Night are live now hereRace The Night is available across gatefold vinyl, CD, cassette and ltd edition vinyl formats.

Ash x The Subways UK / EU tour dates 2023

Sat 30 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK

01 – Marble Factory, Bristol, UK
03 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
04 – Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
05 – Leeds Beckett SU, Leeds, UK
07 – NX, Newcastle, UK
09 – The Academy, Dublin, IE
10 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
11 – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK

19 – De Helling, Utrecht, NL
20 – Das Bett, Frankfurt, DE
21 – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, DE 
23 – Faust, Hannover, DE
24 – Plan B, Malmo, SE
25 – Beta, Copenhagen, DK
27 – Rockefeller, Oslo, NO
28 – Debaser, Stockholm, SE
30 – Kesselhaus, Berlin, DE

01 – Beatpol, Dresden, DE
02 – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, CZ
04 – PPC, Graz, AT
06 – Plaza Klub, Zurich, CH
07 – Technikum, Munich, DE
08 – Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, DE
10 – Botanique, Brussels, BE
11- Le Petit Bain, Paris, FR

Ash | Photo credit: Steve Gullick 

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