ASH 'True Love 1980' [Release Date 12/10/2009]
Ltd 7": Crisscrossing the nation from A to Z, evergreen rock stars Ash promote their mould breaking A-Z Singles Collection with a 26-date UK tour. Visiting some of the country's live music back waters… Working alphabetically through the towns and cities of the British Isles from Aldershot to Zennor, Ash will be dropping in on the UK's lesser-visited concert venues. Exotic locations like Ventnor (that's on the Isle of Wight), The Havana Club (in Jersey), Upper Norwood (South London of course…) and the Devonshire seaside town of 'eXmouth', will be among those experiencing a rare visit from a major touring act; and who better to "bring the rock" than the acclaimed live act and hit factory that is Ash? The tour provides the launch pad for the bands unique A-Z Series, kicking off with the electro-ballad 'True Love 1980' on October 12th. The A-Z series will see a collection of 26 limited edition 7" singles, released fortnightly over the coming year. Rising to the challenge of the creative Everest that is a 26 single campaign, with 'True Love 1980', Tim Wheeler has delivered a typically monumental piece of pop; tapping into Ash's trademark hooks and three piece dynamism, while reveling in the possibilities of their groundbreaking studio project. 'True Love 1980' follows the critically acclaimed 'Return Of White Rabbit' dropped earlier this summer. Where 'Return of White Rabbit' showcased angular guitars and growling basslines, 'True Love 1980' delivers a perfect slice of Back-To-The-Future synth pop balladry from Ash's hit writing engine room.