by Bill Pearis

Ash in the studio (via @Ash_1977)
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Long-running Irish band Ash vowed in 2007 that they'd never make another album, and only release singles. Well, they've now broken that promise in the form of Kablammo!, the band's first new album in eight years which will be out May 26. Pre-orders are available now. The first single "Cocoon" is a real ripper, going back to the punky, poppy style they did so well on 1977 and Free All Angels. You can stream it below.

Ash will be in NYC right after the album's release to open Ride's sold out show at Terminal 5 on June 4. The day before (6/3) they'll be at Rough Trade for a Kablammo! release show. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the "Cocoon" song stream, below...

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Ash - 2015 Tour Dates
Fri 03 -- Sun 05 Apr 2015 MBC Festival 2015 Puerto de Sagunto, Spain
Fri 22 - Sun 24 May 2015 Montrose Music Festival 2015 Montrose, UK
Sat 30 May 2015 Slane Castle Slane, Ireland
Wed 03 Jun 2015 NYC Rough Trade
The 04 Jun 2015 Terminal 5 w/ RIDE
Sun 07 Jun 2015 Whelan's Dublin, Ireland
Mon 08 Jun 2015 Limelight Belfast, UK
Tue 09 Jun 2015 The Liquid Room Edinburgh, UK
Thu 11 Jun 2015 Scala London, UK
Fri 12 Jun 2015 Sound Control Manchester, UK
Sat 13 Jun 2015 Long Division Festival 2015 Wakefield, UK
Sun 14 Jun 2015 Isle of Wight Festival 2015 Isle Of Wight, UK
Fri 31 Jul 2015 Bedford Park Bedford, UK
Fri 31 -- Sun 02 Aug 2015 Indiependence Festival 2015 Cork, Ireland
Fri 28 -- Sun 30 Aug 2015 Reading Festival 2015 Reading, UK
Fri 28 -- Sun 30 Aug 2015 Leeds Festival 2015 Wetherby, UK