Ash - Single Envy Reviewed 26.07.02

new single Envy


Ash are making a come back this year after spending time in America where they recorded their new single Envy. The new single is taken from a forthcoming rarities and singles collection called Intergalactic Sonic 7's.

Envy is much more of an American sounding punk single, when I first heard Tim Wheelers voice I thought it Frank Black formerly of The Pixies. On the whole; this track is a typical Ash rock-pop song with a light sprinkle of new wave/punk.

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Last year the band spent their time touring tiny venues all voted for by fans via their web site This year the band come back to the UK playing Leeds & Reading Festival.

Check this:
Fan friendly Ash have announced details of a competition to find a band or artist to record a B side and play with the band live!

To coincide with the release of Intergalactic Sonic 7's an album that includes ALL of their singles up to date.

The deal:
Any band or artist may record any one of the 19 tracks on the album:
Burn Baby Burn Oh Yeah Uncle Pat
Envy Jack Names The Planets Wild Surf
Girl From Mars Sometimes Walking Barefoot
Shining Light Kung Fu Petrol
A Life Less Ordinary Candy There's A Star
Goldfinger Angel Interceptor Numbskull
Jesus Says
Entrants need to record onto DAT / CDR or mini disc and forward to the address below, the deadline for entries is 16th August, the band will then pick their ten favorite versions on 22nd August with the winner announced on XFM in London on August 27th.
XFM will then broadcast a live (four track) session from a secret venue on their breakfast show on August 30th where the lucky winners will get to play their version of their chosen track. An added bonus will also see the winning entrant have their cover version released as a B-side on a future Ash release.

Entrants need to send their recordings to the following address by 16th August:

Ash covers Competition
PO Box 4226

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