Continuing to showcase the early years of the band, Ash share a new video montage for Kung Fu, the track that kicked off (literally) the band’s debut album 1977 in 1996.
The single’s artwork featured the now infamous Eric Cantona kung fu kick – when Man Utd visited Crystal Palace – and has since remained a live staple that still sees audiences across the world launch into requited adolescence.
Ash are also pleased to announce an appearance early 2020 when they play as guests of Absolute Radio at a special show alongside Stereophonics at London’s O2 Forum on January 21st. Tickets go on sale at 09.00am, Thursday 12th December 2019 – www.absoluteradiotickets.co.uk
Kung Fu prompted a run of classic tracks and saw frontman, singer and songwriter Tim Wheeler – still only at the tender age of eighteen and still at school – hailed as songwriter of some note. The video features the band wide-eyed and innocent both on stage revisiting the adrenaline-fuelled excesses of the live performance beside reportage shots from visits to far-flung and hitherto unvisited countries…
Teenage Wildlife documents the recorded output, both the hits and lesser known gems from their twenty-five years as a band whilst highlighting one of the era’s most accomplished and enduring songwriters.
The release of Teenage Wildlife will be accompanied by extensive live itinerary throughout Europe and Scandinavia, re-visiting many of the towns, cities and venues they have previously played over the years. Dates are as follows:
17 Stylus LEEDS University, UK
18 O2 Academy NEWCASTLE, UK
20 SWG3 TV Studio GLASGOW, UK
21 O2 Ritz MANCHESTER, UK
22 Rock City NOTTINGHAM, UK
24 O2 Academy BRISTOL, UK
25 Pyramids PORTSMOUTH, UK
27 The Roundhouse LONDON, UK