Scattered Ashes Share “Kingdom” From Upcoming “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air” Debut EP

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Anglo Irish post-punk quartet Scattered Ashes have announced that their debut EP, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, will be released on the 14th June, the record will also receive a vinyl pressing that is available for pre-order via Galway, Ireland independent label Blowtorch Records. The EP’s title is taken from the Karl Marx quote “All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind“. The band have also released lead single, Kingdom, as they continue to expand their sound on this groundbreaking first taste of their new material. An exploration of sex, death and the idea of rebirth, Kingdom draws its sonic palette from Massive Attack, Portishead and New Order utilising samples, synthesisers, and sequencers. With his deft and poetic lyricism, vocalist Rob Dalton uses powerful biblical imagery to enclose this sense of salvation and portrays the deep state of depression one finds in its wake.

All That is Solid Melts Into Air encompasses these themes and the constant state of flux we find ourselves in as members of modern society due to technology, consumerism, and the fickle nature of human beings. Across the EP the band reflect on the more destructive outcomes of these aspects such as racism, drug addiction, apathy and greed, a prime example being They Can’t Divide Us, a track that was recorded during the chaos of the 2023 Dublin Riots, with the studio being located in the midst of the storm. The EP also ruminates on the more positive aspects of the shared human experience such as intimacy, growth and self-redemption. 

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Scattered Ashes have just completed a run of February 2024 UK tour dates supporting fellow Irish iconoclast Meryl Streek, the band currently have a select handful of UK and Irish live dates coming up with further live dates to be announced.