2 Ashtray related shows Oct/Nov

There’s a couple of non-Ashtray shows coming up for Phil.  Firstly there’s a Halloween show at Fuse arts Space in Bradford with Phil collaborating with Aaron Moore to improvise to a spooky film.  More details soon.  Then on the 21st November, Castrato Attack Group are playing at Nick Mitchell’s 40th b’day blowout (which co-incidently is close enough to Mel’s 3? birthday blowout as well).  https://www.facebook.com/events/782698121848159/  Fun begins at Islington Mill in Salford about half 7 pm.

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Thanks to everyone for coming and making it a great day on Saturday, and special thanks to Kiran for having us.  Great sets from Jacques Berrocal Trio, F ingers, Stefan Jaworzyn and others.

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Gigs coming up in Belgium, Greece, Italy!

We have more upcoming gigs in  the next few months in Ghent, Belgium, Thessaloniki, Greece, Milan, Italy and as part of Leeds International Film Festival.

Kraak’s Eastern Daze Festival focuses on ‘The Burning Bliss of Eternal Trance‘.  Featuring Karkhana (lb/eg/tr), Arnold Dreyblatt (us), Inşalar (tr), Görkem Şem (tr),  and Antti Tolvi (fi).  That’s on the 28th November at Vooruit in Ghent, Belgium.

We’re playing in Thessaloniki, Greece on the 5th December, more details on the venue when we know it, or if you’re in Thessaloniki just follow the crowds (or something like that)

As part of Leeds International Film Festival we’ve “c-worded” an evening of classic experimental short films and a performance by us, which will be on the 11th November at the Belgrave Music Hall.  Full details coming soon, keep watching the LIFF website which will launch the 2015 programme on 9th October.  All films will be shown on yer actual 16mm film!

Got shows in the works for Milan Italy, Germany and more next year, keep watching for details.

Lastly don’t forget to come and see us at the ICA in London on Saturday, as part of Blackest Ever Black‘s festival

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Tickets for 26th September @ ICA selling fast!

Another reminder that on the 26th September we’ll be playing at the ICA in London along with Stefan Jaworzyn, Dalhous, F ingers, Dalhous and AD Jacques, and DJ William Bennett.  This is part of the Blackest Ever Black label’s birthday event.  Ashtray Navigations is headlining the afternoon session, which starts at midday.  The evening session will feature the Jac Berrocal Trio, (which Phil is very excited about!), with support from Officer!, Af Ursin and Raime DJs.

Tickets are selling fast, and can be bought from here…https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/ica-associates-blackest-ever-black

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Grand Cross Fayre ii Stoke, next Saturday and more

Next Saturday 5th September we’ll be playing at the Grand Cross Fayre in Handford, Stoke-On-Trent.  Also on the bill The Crying Lion, Makakarooma, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, Kugumaza, aPatT, Gum Takes Tooth and Barefoot Howlers.  It’s all free with lots to do for all the family.


Also don’t forget we’re down Wharf Chambers this Sunday for a little shindig with Black Sabbath tributers Sabbra Kebabra, War Lass and the Flower/Campbell duo. https://www.facebook.com/events/423637331172053/

Lots more bandcamps have been put up, please peruse at your leisure.

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Gigs in Leeds, Stoke, and more!

Thought we’d give everyone some time off from Ashtray overload before making some more announcements.  Some more show updates, we’ll be playing at Wharf Chambers on the 30th August with Black Sabbath tribute act Sabbra Kababra, War Lass and the Flower-Campbell Duo. Bank holiday Sunday so expect shenanigans. Anna Peaker has made these lovely flyers so look out for them.


We have an event to be confirmed on 5th September in Stoke, more details as we have them.

Also a gig is being planned in Greece for the 5th December, again, watch this space and facebook.

We’re currently uploading more back catalogue to the bandcamp, should be a lot more records up there soon.

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Ashtray Navigations web shop update!

We’ve updated the SHOP on this here website to include the new Ashtray and O’Dubhshlaine LPs and a load of new and old goodies. These include new reduced prices on some things, the reappearance of some things that haven’t been seen for years and…most (un) excitingly – several old BETLEY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS titles which have been rediscovered hidden in a warehouse on the moon! seriously! Please relax and shop, as they say at Leeds airport.

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Tracks from A Shimmering Replica on radio coast to coast

The ‘Quite Village’ track from A Shimmering Replica was played by Jeff Connklin on last weeks edition of The Avant Ghetto on WFMU.  Thanks Jeff!  For a limited time you can listen again here: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/61731

Jonathan Herwig also played a track from limited CDr ‘Spray’ on his show ‘Blurred and Obscured’, alongside speeches by Christopher Hitchens, strangely enough.  Many thanks Johnathan. https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/61505

There’s loads of other people who’ve played our music on WFMU over the years, and to list them all would take an age, but many thanks to you all your support is greatly appreciated.

Also Dan Spicer dropped tracks by Ashtray and Mel O’Dubhslaine into his Mystery Lesson broadcast from 25th May, Sorry it’s taken us so long to get round to mentioning that, a lot of the episodes are available on the website and are always worth a listen. Cheers to Dan.

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Blackest Ever Black Fest writeup in Fact mag

A trailer article here for the Blackest Ever Black event at the ICA that we’re playing.  And a picture of the poster.


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Upcoming gigs at ICA and Manchester

We’re very pleased to have been invited to play at the legendary ICA in London on the 26th September by top record label Blackest Ever Black, along with Stefan Jaworzyn and Dalhous. More details here.  Also, on the 17th October, we’re playing in Manchester’s Northern Quarter as part of the 5th Carefully Planned Festival.  We’ll be at the Castle Hotel on Oldham Street, along with Commiserations (who we’ve so far missed seeing, so that should be a treat). Tickets for both events are on sale now, follow the links in the other links and you’ll get there.  More gig updates coming soon.

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