Ash is one of those bands that everyone should know but most don’t and that is a shame.  Hailing from Ireland the band formed in 1992 as a 3-piece.  They eventually toured with Weezer and felt limited by the number and added Charlotte to flesh out their sound.  Like any broad she eventually became a pain in the ass and they kicked her out of the band.  (I can’t confirm that is what happened but I wouldn’t bet against it)

Do yourself a favor and after listening to these songs go buy everything every recorded by Ash, you won’t regret it.

PS – Enjoy the bonus track of Chris Martin joining Ash on a cover of the Buzzcock’s “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” from the “Shaun of the Dead” soundtrack.