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Ash are an band that formed in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 1992. The media originally pegged Ash’s music as when the band first found mainstream success.

The current line-up of the group is as follows:Tim Wheeler (vocals and guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass guitar), Rick McMurray (drums) and Russell Lissack.

Ash’s full-length debut “1977” was released in 1996 and followed 1994’s mini album “Trailer”. Named after the year they were all born (and in honour of the year Star Wars was released), “1977” displayed Wheeler and Hamilton’s full-fledged love for all things extra-terrestrial and science fiction-related. In autumn 1997, guitarist Charlotte Hatherley was added to the existing trio. Hatherley was recruited from the band Nightnurse.

The new quartet’s sophomore effort - “Nu-Clear Sounds” was released in 1998 to a mixed critical reaction. “Free All Angels” followed in April 2001, gaining a U.S. release in the following summer.

Meltdown, the band’s first Stateside release for Record Collection, arrived in spring 2005. A year later, and after nine years with Ash, Charlotte Hatherley announced her departure from the band to concentrate on a fledgling solo career.

In 2007 the remaining trio (and original line-up) released the album “Twilight Of The Innocents”.

2009: Nearly 12 months of work at their Manhattan command centre has produced an enviable payload of new tunes: the ultimate singles band are about to unveil the ultimate singles collection.

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