Band: Ash

Album: Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash

VÖ: 14.02.2020

Label/Vertrieb: BMG


Having successfully outlasted their self-described ‘guaranteed real teenagers’tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, ASH have today announced the release of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years OfAsh released on 14th February 2020 through BMG and available in limited quantities with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD.

Teenage Wildlife traces the band’s recording career from exuberant debut Jack Names The Planetsthrough to the likes ofBuzzKill from 2018’s top twenty album Islandswhilst also including a brand new offering Darkest Hour Of The Nightalongside thirteen Top 40 singles such as Girl From Mars, Gold Finger, Oh Yeahamid an array of the band’s recorded history. Teenage Wildlifealso comes in a limited lenticular three CD set that will include a nineteen-track collection of rarities including a version of The Buzzcocks’ classic Everybody’s Happy Nowadays(featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin), the eternal Teenage Kicksand the collection’s infamous title track.

From their mini-album Trailer, a volley of intent with Jack Names The Planets, Uncle Patand Petrolrecorded whilst still at school debut album proper, 1996’s Number One album  1977, almost imploding with the follow-up Nu-Clear Sounds, the addition of teenage guitarist Charlotte Hatherley, 1998’s historic Northern Irish Referendum show in Belfast before a return to the number one spot with the universally acclaimed Free All Angelsseeing Tim Wheeler awarded with an Ivor Novello for Shining Light, consolidating a reputation for a run of extraordinary singles.

Whether the original trio or expanded four-piece with the multi-talented Hatherley, ASH have continually excelled both live and on record – an edited overview of reflection, Teenage Wildlfeencapsulates the past twenty-five years perfectly.

The release of Teenage Wildlifewill be accompanied by extensive live itinerary throughout Europe and Scandinavia, re-visiting many of the towns, cities and venues they have previously played over the years.

Curated by the band, Teenage Wildlife:25 Years Of Ash featuresTim Wheeler (vocals, guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass),Rick McMurray (drums)and Charlotte Hatherley (guitar).

2 LP standard / 2 LP Lenticular release

Side A:                                                            Side C:
A Life Less Ordinary                                          Burn Baby Burn
Arcadia                                                              Dare To Dream
Darkest Hour Of The Night                                Annabel
Kung Fu                                                             Machinery
Cocoon                                                              Sometimes
You Can’t Have It All 

Side B:                                                             Side D:
Girl From Mars                                                  Oh Yeah
Wild Surf                                                           Angel Interceptor
Shining Light                                                     Jesus Says
Star-Crossed                                                     Orpheus
Buzzkill                                                              Jack Names The Planets

2 CD Standard release / Lenticular 3 CD inc Rarities collection **

Disc 1:
A Life Less Ordinary                              
Darkest Hour Of The Night                     
Kung Fu                                                
You Can’t Have It All                             
Girl From Mars                          
All That I Have Left                               
Wild Surf                                              
Uncle Pat                                              
Shining Light                             
Return Of White Rabbit             
Coming Around Again    

Disc 2:
Burn Baby Burn 
Dare To Dream
Oh Yeah
Confessions In The Pool
True Love 1980
Angel interceptor
Jesus Says
End Of The World
Walking Barefoot
Jack Names The Planets 
Twilight Of The Innocents 

Disc 3:**
Here Comes The Music
Teenage Wildlife
I Shall Not Die
Skullful Of Sulphur
Teenage kicks
Seventh Circle
Everybody’s Happy Nowadays
Chinese New Year
Wasted On You
Comet Tempel 1
Heroin, Vodka, White Noise
New Tattoo
When I’m Tired