Archive for Arcadia

ASH Announce A-Z Competition

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by Tickets There

You know we love these guys? This is a must do for all fans out there because the A-Z deserves your business! (sentence added to format article – thanks)

Northern Ireland’s premier pop rock band ASH have announced an exciting completion for fans to coincide with the release of their A-Z Singles US release. What do they want you to do? Tribute baby! They want you to record your best version of ‘Arcadia’ and ‘Return of White Rabbit’and upload for a chance lots and lots of goodies. Oh yeahhhhhhhhh. Prizes so far include,

    • Signed vinyl copy of the A-Z series
    • Some Ash swagg
    • Winning video debuted on Ash’s and TopBlip’s Facebook page
    • TopBlip Sponsor (TBD)

Full competition details can be found at the following location topblip.com November 21st is the closing date so get them in soon. Check Ash’s official site for more ashofficial.com.

Ash – Pripyat (Single Review)

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, Single Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by Tickets There


These A – Z singles are becoming very comforting. So far we’ve haven’t had any duds and tracks like Return of White Rabbit and Arcadia have already become firm fan favorites and earned permanent positions on the bands future set-lists. As well as them, we’ve had the excellent Tracers, The Dead Disciples, Joy Kicks Darkness (one of TT’s fav’s) and True Love 1980. All great, catchy, hooky repeat phrase, repeat phrase tracks that stand up well against anything Ash have done before.

Now, we’re moving along nicely into F and a wee track called Pripyat which they’ve released a few days after a big push for their H single, Space Shot so Tickets There is thinking they’re going to start focusing the video’s and marketing for key singles along the way rather than give each one the same attention. In all fairness, Pripat’s a little dull in comparison to Space Shot so Tickets There’s hopes for the next single, G aren’t riding high.

The track has the same grandness that we saw on Joy Kicks Darkens and Tracers but it’s lacking that little push that makes Ash tracks great. There is an overall flow and style used across pretty much every single we’ve heard so far in this series but while the others have all shared common traits, they’ve still managed to maintain a uniqueness that makes them stand out as legitimate singles. Unfortunately for Pripyat, it just seems to go with the motions and settle in the background. If this was a traditional album release, Pripyat would be a B-side at best.

Despite our words, Tickets There has heard Space Shot (as can you at www.ash-official.com) and believe us, there’s more good stuff coming from the lads. Stand by for the review.