Music News

ASH Share “Darkest Hour Of The Night” Track From ‘Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash’

Having announced the career spanning Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash, released on February 14th Irish trio ASH are pleased to see in 2020 with new track Darkest Hour Of The Night and available to stream below.  Having successfully outlasted their self-described ‘guaranteed real teenagers’ tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash will be available in limited quantities with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD via BMG.

Penned once again by singer and guitarist Tim Wheeler, the previously unreleased Darkest Hour Of The Night was recorded last year at Atomic Heart Studios in New York and features horns by renowned American art-pop band Rubblebucket – a ray of light to pierce the darkest night of the soul; a redemptive anthem for a new decade.

Curated by the band, Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash documents the recorded output, both the hits and lesser known gems from the past twenty-five years. Featuring Tim Wheeler (vocals, guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass), Rick McMurray (drums) and Charlotte Hatherley (guitar) whilst highlighting Wheeler as one of the era’s most accomplished and enduring songwriters.Teenage Wildlife traces the band’s recording career from exuberant debut Jack Names The Planets through to the likes of BuzzKill from 2018’s top twenty album Islands whilst also including a brand new offering Darkest Hour Of The Night alongside thirteen Top 40 singles such as Girl From Mars, Gold Finger, Oh Yeah amid an array of the band’s recorded history. Teenage Wildlife also 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 Kicks and the collection’s infamous title track.

From their mini-album Trailer, a volley of intent with Jack Names The Planets, Uncle Pat and Petrol recorded 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 Angels seeing 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 Wildlfe encapsulates the past twenty-five years perfectly. The release of Teenage Wildlife will be accompanied by extensive live itinerary throughout Europe and Scandinavia, re-visiting many of the towns, cities and venues they’ve previously played over the years.

Catch ASH on tour:


21      Aeronef Club LILLE, FR

22      Botanique Rotonde BRUSSELS, BE

23      Das Bett FRANKFURT, DE

25      Universum STUTTGART, DE

26      Gebaude 9 COLOGNE, DE

28      Mascotte ZURICH, CH

29      Covo BOLOGNA, IT



01      Strom MUNICH, DE

03      Futurum PRAGUE, CZ

04      Hydrozagadka WARSAW,PL

05      Bi Nuu BERLIN, DE

07      Bar Brooklyn STOCKHOLM, SE

08      Vulkan OSLO, NO

10      Hulen BERGEN, NO

11      Folken STAVANGER, NO

13      Beta COPENHAGEN, DK

14      Knust HAMBURG, DE

15      Paradiso Noord AMSTERDAM, NL

17      Stylus LEEDS University, UK

18      O2 Academy NEWCASTLE, UK

20      SWG3 TV Studio GLASGOW, UK

21      O2 Ritz MANCHESTER, UK

22      Rock City NOTTINGHAM, UK

24      O2 Academy BRISTOL, UK
25      Pyramids PORTSMOUTH, UK

27      The Roundhouse LONDON, UK

28      Gibus Club PARIS, FR

29      Le Rex TOULOUSE, FR

31      Razzmataazz 2 BARCELONA, ES


01      Kafe Antzokia BILBAO, ES

02      Joy Eslava MADRID, ES

04      RCA Club LISBON,PT

05      Sala Capitol SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA, ES