26 years is a long time to be doing anything, let alone being in a band. But to see Ash go about it, you’d find yourself thinking it’s the most easy-going thing in the world. Their latest album, Islands, is a firm reminder of why we fell in love with them in the first place. Infectious lyrics, hooky guitar chords, and drums that crash like thunder - Ash are as true as you can get when it comes to a rock band having fun. Ken Grand-Pierre sat down with frontman Tim Wheeler and bassist Mark Hamilton to find out how the new album came to be.

“Usually the simplest idea is the best method.”

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