Scattered Ashes Announce New Single ‘Slow Motion’

September 28, 2021

Scattered Ashes come straight out of the Dublin post punk underground that birthed Murder Capital and Fontaines DC. The abrasive four-piece burst on to the scene November 2020 with their debut single ‘Love Is Not An Option’ receiving immediate support and airplay from Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6) and KEXP over in the States.

The ‘Parallel Lines EP’ followed on blood red vinyl, a sombre meditation on the finite, a brooding paean to faith, doubt and reason. The band are now set to go on the road in support of their new single ‘Slow Motion’.

Frontman Rob Dalton explains thatSlow Motion’ deals with the helpless surrender of a deteriorating relationship, watching the person you love change before your own eyes but feeling powerless to stop it, in doing so you become a prisoner of time, waiting for the final nail in the coffin to declare your commitment null and void.”

“You asked me a question, you didn’t want the answer to, so why the suggestion, that maybe one is better than two…”

Releasing October 1st, the song marks a huge creative milestone for the band, invoking a dire sense of pathos whilst exemplifying the refined palette of influences they have as a group. Dalton elaborates that “We’re striving to create something greater than ourselves; our art is our absolution.”

The band recorded the single in April 2021 with Fontaines producer Daniel Doherty, as part of an EP they plan to release in early 2022 which will be supported by shows in Dublin, Galway, London, Manchester & Leeds.  The sleek video for the single is due to be premiered by several UK Music Magazines and the band are about to announce a huge show supporting Eastern European gloom purveyors Molchat Doma this November. Scattered Ashes are about to embark on a relentless campaign for their next two singles and seemed destined to be a critics favourite for 2022.

Slow Motion was recorded at Darklands, in Dublin with Dan Doherty (Fontaines D.C.), mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Echo and The Bunnymen).

Live dates:

Sunday October 3rd – The Lighthouse, Dun Laoghaire w/ Turnstiles (SOLD OUT)

Thursday October 7th – The Roisin Dubh, Galway w/ Sprints

Sunday October 10th – YES, Manchester w/ Thumper

Wednesday November 24th – Whelan’s, Dublin w/ Molchat Doma

Thursday December 16th – Thomas House, Dublin

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