here’s a catchup on what’s been going on. The other week we were surprised and moved to receive Radio Free Midwich’s Zellaby Awards Album of the Year. The award was presented in a star studded gala presentation at lunchtime in the Victoria Hotel. Reviewing the album earlier this year RFM wrote: “…it is almost comical to me how perfectly it ensures that I get my groove on. Pretty much every musical element I dig is there, distilled and combined. One finger piano? Check. Expansively tangerine wob-wob synths? Check. Red-hot tropical guitar? Check … Imagine Phil and Mel soundtracking the adventures of an interstellar Buddha, preaching the eternal truths to bewildered alien races on Chris Foss style space-arks…” Thanks again Mr Midwich!
More Ashtray gigs are lined up in the New Year, in Bristol at the Croft, Edinburgh and Leeds at the sixth and final British Wildlife Festival. More details soon.