by AshAsh




Ash's transformation from a teenage phenomenon into a working band didn't do much to change the form of their music, just their execution. Everybody's pace slows once they leave their twenties, so the general deliberateness that characterizes 2018's Islands -- along with its predecessor, 2015's Kablammo! -- isn't a surprise, but the trio is otherwise light on their feet. This deftness, along with a willingness to add slight hints of color throughout the album, gives Islands a cheerful buoyancy. As ever, Tim Wheeler -- who produced the record on his own -- is as much a craftsman as a songwriter, hammering out melodies and riffs, and his resulting tunes aren't fashionable, but they are sturdy: they don't evoke a specific time, just a classicism that sounds better with each successive spin.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2018
Label: Infectious Music
UPC: 4050538368086
catalogNumber: 36808


  1. True Story
  2. Annabel
  3. Buzzkill
  4. Confessions in the Pool
  5. All That I Have Left
  6. Don't Need Your Love
  7. Somersault
  8. Did Your Love Burn Out?
  9. Silver Suit
  10. It's a Trap
  11. Is It True?
  12. Incoming Waves

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ash   Primary Artist
Damian O'Neill   Background Vocals
Michael Bradley   Background Vocals
Tim Wheeler   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Group Member
Claudius Mittendorfer   Hand Clapping
Mark Hamilton   Bass,Group Member
Ilan Eshkeri   Mellotron
Rick McMurray   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Pat Wheeler   Hand Clapping
Mark Arigho   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

John O'Neill   Engineer
Tim Wheeler   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Claudius Mittendorfer   Producer,Engineer
Mark Hamilton   Producer
Rick McMurray   Producer
Alex John Beck   Band Photo

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