AMERICAN SONGWRITER FEATURE

[30 March 2021]

I was fortunate to speak to Tina Benitez-Eves about This Alchemy, for a feature in American Songwriter, which just went live today. I highly recommend reading the piece here - best enjoyed with a dark roast of your choice. 

Photo: Rose Hemlock Nyte

 

PRE-ORDER THIS ALCHEMY + EXCLUSIVE ITEMS NOW

[11 February 2021]

I am very happy to announce that The Awakening’s 10th full-length album is available for pre-order now, along with an extensive selection of limited edition items and exclusive content. The album (released on 18 May 2021) is called “This Alchemy” and features 11 new original works I am extremely proud of. 2020 was a difficult year for all of us, to say the very least. In the absence of touring and with an uncertain future ahead, I have tried to carve something magical from the ongoing weight of it all. I hope this brings you comfort and light. As always, your support will make this chapter a brighter one. I am blessed by your belief in my art. Thank you. 

Ashton 

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Ps - Each order includes an Art Pass, which entitles you to exclusive content, limited edition items, glimpses behind the scenes, and other oddities. It also entitles you to a full album download one week before it is released to the rest of the world.

 

NEW ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA, UK, EU AND USA

[20 November 2020]

Waiting For A Voice is now available in South Africa and the UK in both vinyl and CD formats! South African friends can find my new work both on-line and in-store at the wonderful Mr. Vinyl (44 Stanley Ave, Johannesburg). Those in the UK or EU can shop at Intervention Arts (UK + Europe) and as always my official site ships to and from the USA. Links to all stores here.

*Vivien not included

** Thanks to Vivien for another classic photobomb/product endorsement 🖤

TALES FROM THE ROAD

[16 November 2020]

I recently shared tales of on-stage electrocution, police intervention, and other tour adventures from the late '90s / early 2000s, with my dear friend Jonty Langley. He has a fabulous new podcast called New Old Music, which is well worth following (and has said it is quite ok for you to skip to Part 6 / 37:18 to listen to our waltz down memory lane :-)). 

NEW BEAUTY IN CHAOS REMIX ALBUM OUT TODAY

[31 October 2020]

The new Beauty In Chaos remix album is out today! I used this very guitar to record a new acoustic version of “The Outside”, which is featured, along with contributions from members of The Cure, The Mission, Marilyn Manson, and many more. AVAILABLE HERE. Happy Halloween!

Photo by David Robson

 

LIVE STREAM: SONGS, POEMS, AND CONVERSATION

[21 October 2020]

I’ll be singing songs, reading poems, and sharing some thoughts, live on my Facebook Page on Saturday. I thought it would also be fun to answer a few questions. Please ask your questions here and I will try to answer as many as possible on Saturday. The event is free and open to all. I am very much looking forward to spending time with you again!  

*1pm CST (USA) / 8pm Germany / 8pm South Africa / 7pm UK…

 

LIMITED FIRST EDITIONS SHIPPING NOW

[19 OCT 2020]

I have limited quantities of Waiting For A Voice first editions available to ship now.
Regular versions, as well as signed + dedicated copies of the hardcover, paperback, vinyl, and CD, are looking for good homes :-).

 

THE AWAKENING UNVEILS ALICE COOPER COVER
AND NEW SERIES OF SINGLES

[15 OCT 2020]

I am delighted to share The Awakening's rendition of one of Alice Cooper's 80's gems, Clones. This is Song #1 in our Selected Oddities series, available exclusively from our websites. Thank you and PLAY LOUD!

JACARANDA FM INTERVIEW / PODCAST

[14 OCT 2020]

I recently spoke to the lovely Danny Painter on Jacaranda FM about life, loss, lockdown, and of course Labyrinth. We laughed, we cried, I choked on my tea - all in the name of authenticity. Best enjoyed with a sensible beverage, consumed safely.

Listen here.

 

AMERICAN SONGWRITER INTERVIEW

[21 SEP 2020]

I am delighted to share the lovely in-depth conversation I had with Tina Benitez-Eves, published in American Songwriter today. We cover everything from art, inspiration, and loss, to magic, Bowie, and indeed The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This beautifully written piece is best enjoyed with a good coffee. I recommend a dark roast (naturally).

 

LETTERS

[15 SEP 2020]

I've started writing letters again.
Feel free to sign-up, should my meandering thoughts and occasional bits of news interest you.