(Photo credit: Phil Wilson)
Ash Wilson is certainly getting his name out there in the run-up to the release of his debut album, ‘Broken Machine’ on 21 April.
Not only has the Lincolnshire singer-songwriter and guitarist just released a video for the LP’s title track, he’s the special guest at Sari Schorr’s London show on 21 March before joining Dan Patlansky’s UK tour in April and May.
“‘Broken Machine’ is a commentary about two people forced together through a common denominator, and not ever finding a resolution – always being in a state of indifference with each other,” says Wilson of the new single.
“When someone once asked me about my relationship with this person, the most fitting analogy was that we were parts of a broken machine. Two parts that should work together but in this case the gears do not match. They form the Broken Machine. It’ll never work. We are ‘forced company of this common place’.”
‘Broken Machine’ is the latest taster of Wilson’s first album, following the song ‘Peace and Love’ – which Wilson describes as “in essence a song in the style of my favourite Texas Blues shuffles”.
“The song forms the narrative of a relationship in bad shape and the desperation one feels when you can see the walls breaking down around you and all you can do is howl one final cry for ‘peace and love’.
“The line ‘When we put our faith in those who don’t live up to our expectation’ harks back to the expectations of the person at the start of the relationship who is unwilling to work things out.”
Apart from Wilson, ‘Broken Machine’ features Chaka Khan bassist Roger Inniss, King King keyboard player Bob Fridzema, and a guest appearance from The Hoax guitarist Jesse Davey on the track ‘The Hitcher’.
The album was produced, mixed, and co-written by Ash’s brother Phil Wilson who also served as drummer on all 10 tracks.
ASH WILSON AS SPECIAL GUEST TO DAN PATLANSKY
Tickets: http://bit.ly/24RlYsS and http://danpatlansky.com/shows
Poole, Mr. Kyps Saturday 15 April
London, Islington Academy 2 Tuesday 2 May
Manchester, Deaf Institute Wednesday 3 May
Cardiff, The Globe Thursday 4 May
Bristol, The Tunnels Friday 5 May
Barnstaple, The Factory Saturday 6 May