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Monday, January 30, 2023

Ash’s ‘heart of darkness’ Nu-Clear Sounds gets vinyl reissue

Ash Nu-Clear Sounds

Northern Irish indie punks’ second album to come out in limited edition Clear and Nu-Clear green splatter versions

Ash are reissuing their second album, ‘Nu-Clear Sounds‘. The 1998 disc has been remastered for the first time since its original 1998 release and will be available on limited edition Clear and Nu-Clear green splatter colour vinyl.

The album followed the runaway number 1 success of the band’s debut album ‘1977’, but showcased a darker – but no less melodic side – to their writing.

Drummer Rick McMurray said: “We’re absolutely buzzing to announce we will be re-releasing our Heart of Darkness in the shape of the splatter vinyl edition of our second album, ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’.”

Explored in songs that covered a loss of innocence and drink and drug misuse, Nu-Clear Sounds captured the frustrations of the time with stark sincerity.

The resulting combination of grunge rock and gloomier balladeering giving rise to the hit singles ‘Jesus Says’, ‘Wildsurf’ and ‘Numbskull’.

It would also be the first of three albums released with guitarist Charlotte Hatherley as a fulltime member.

Main Photo Credit: Grant Fear

Side A:

  1. Projects (2023 Remaster)
  2. Low Ebb (2023 Remaster)
  3. Jesus Says (2023 Remaster)
  4. Wildsurf (2023 Remaster)
  5. Death Trip 21 (2023 Remaster)

Side B:

  1. Folk Song (2023 Remaster)
  2. Numbskull (2023 Remaster)
  3. Burnt Out (2023 Remaster)
  4. Aphrodite (2023 Remaster)
  5. Fortune Teller (2023 Remaster)

6. I’m Gonna Fall (2023 Remaster)

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