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Scattered Ashes

Dublin’s Scattered Ashes are an abrasive and angular indie four piece defined by urgent guitars and prophetic vocals. The band matches aggressive sonic textures with a strict sense of space. You can hear their influences, but the product is entirely their own. Taking cues from the likes of Editors, Interpol and Joy Division the band sit in a darker lane than most of their contemporaries. The band 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, selling out in its first week in Rough Trade stores throughout the UK. 2021 ended with sell out Dublin and London shows, alongside support slots with Sprints and THUMPER. 2022 opened up with them listed as one of the Hot Press Hot for 2022 and the upgrading of their biggest Dublin headline show yet.


‘The New Will’ is the fourth consecutive single from the band that sees them at their boldest. Speaking of the new single, the band states “it 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. But with disintegration there is rebirth, ‘This New Will’ is a call for action in the face of despair: “A lifetime of self-denial leads to a dramatic overhaul of character: a new hope, a new urge, a new will. This is our most poignant song yet.”


'This New Will' was recorded at Darklands, in Dublin with Dan Doherty (Fontaines D.C.) and was mastered by Pete Maher (Echo and The Bunnymen). Scattered Ashes are formed of Robert Dalton (Vocals/Guitar), Tom Dalton (Backing Vocals/Bass), Ben Downes (Guitar) and Cillian Sheil (Drums).