Shows this week with Laraaji, Cam Deas Videodrones and Dinosaur Jr!

As we get towards Christmas, we’re finishing off the year with a couple of shows. Tomorow night in Copenhagen with Laraaji, Cam Deas and Videodrones. It’s being put on by the nice people at Festival of Endless Gratitude and will all be happening at the Koncertkirken on Blågårds Pl. 

On Thursday we’re honoured to have been invited to support Dinosaur Jr again, this time in Manchester at Gorilla. Tickets are sold out unfortunately, but if you’re going we’ll see you there!

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Italian shows! Turin, Milan and Bologna Nov 2nd-4th

We’re grateful and proud to announce that Ash Nav has been awarded a STEP Beyond travel grant from the European Cultural Foundation to enable us to play in Italy in November, with the assistance of Giardiano Magnetico and Islands collective! We’ll be appearing in Turin, Milan and Bologna!


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Upcoming gigs Manchester and Leeds

Got these coming up really soon! Hope some of you can make it.

Andrea Pensado, Ashtray Navigations + Jason Williams
Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, United Kingdom
Thurs Sep 07 2017

Carla Dal Forno, The World, Hiro Kone, Vital Idles, Ashtray Navigations, others tbc
Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Stevenson Square M1 1DF Manchester, UK
Sunday Oct 22 2017

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Gig with Housewives tonight in Leeds @Wharf Chambers

We’re playing a show with Housewives (Rocket Recordings) tonight at Wharf Chambers in Leedstonight, along with D. Glare (Opal Tapes).  We’re on about ten to nine.  Hope to see you there.  Tickets are still available here:

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Two new albums…Epson’s Bladder Salts and Insert Genre Here

First Ashtray full length of 2017. Its been a while (for us), so there’s two come at once. One is mostly long pieces slowly constructed over mid-2016, plus a tune you may have heard us play live. The other is all short pieces in differing styles, all Ashtray style. Digital available now, CDR versions land next week.


Epson’s Bladder Salts here!

Insert Genre Here there!

or if you just want the CD-Rs via us, £5 each, get in touch.


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Live with Limpe Fuchs at Delius Art Centre, Bradford on May 20th!

Yes, Ashtray Navigations will be the mysterious “plus one more” at this amazing-looking event in Bradford next week. Hope we haven’t spoiled the surprise/shock for anyone. Seriously, this will be great.  INFO

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Ashtray Navigations “Creep” 1995 cassette crawls out from oblivion.

Digital revival of a rare and creepy 1995 cassette, previously released on the mighty Minneapolis-based E.F.Tapes imprint (thanks Emil, if yer listening). Released almost exactly 22 years ago when analogue was affordable, the 21st century was science fiction and even politicians were nicer. OK, maybe not that, but you get the picture. One for the ears of those with a taste for our early clank and hum and hiss.

Digital available now, CDRs (ltd.50) will go out early next week. Stream and hopefully order via bandcamp

Or its £5 plus postage (£1 UK/£3 europe/£4.50 rest of world) and paypal usual ashtraynavigations(at)hotmail(dot)com.creep

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New MORAL HOLIDAY album “Negative Anthropology”…first in six years!

Our garage-synth/power electrono-pop/analogue-distortion-and-howl-core/whatever (invent your own genre blah blah blah) side project returns! Four actual songs with actual lyrics recorded on actual cassette during the Easter break.

Digital available now, the CDRs (which should look very nice!) will be sent out early next week. Stream the whole lot now and distort your mind via bandcamp

Non-bandcamp people – its £5 plus postage (£1 UK/£3 europe/£4.50 rest of world) and paypal usual ashtraynavigations(at)hotmail(dot) bandcamp

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New 3″ CDr/digital MACHINE COOKIN

New MACHINE COOKIN extended play! first ASHTRAY of 2017! Also a 3″ CDR version limited to 50 copies, now available. Not done one of them in a while! COOKIN! Available on bandcamp, or of you don’t bandcamp, email us.

Also available again as digital downloads:

Chronique Du Nord


Orange Proof Document (unreleased album from 10 years ago)

Some more digital revisitations of our past glories coming soon, so please keep watching!



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Supporting HEXA at Howard Assembly Room this Friday

If you’re out in Leeds this weekend, we’re supporting  HEXA (Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Australian composer Lawrence English.) at Howard Assembly rooms on Friday 17th.  Hexa is “a sonic response to David Lynch’s The Factory Photographs.” It promises to be a pretty full-on industrial set, so if that’s your bag check it out. Tickets and more info here


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