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.
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.
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.
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.
A trailer article here for the Blackest Ever Black event at the ICA that we’re playing. And a picture of the poster.
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.
Welcome back, we’ve been pretty lax updating this blog. If you haven’t been made aware yet, we’re on the cover of Wire #378, and there’s a massive feature on us and some pals. Also there’s a primer on music from West Yorkshire. Phil’s also put together this selection of tracks from the upcoming retrospective box set due out on Golden Lab Records in the near future, picked by Ashtray superfans Rob Hayler, Henry Rollins, Neil Campbell and Pete Coward. The new album ‘A Shimmering Replica’ is out on VHF records on 24th July. You can pre-order now.