Aussie rockers Ablaze are thrilled to announce the release of their debut full-length album “No Chaser” on 1st November 2019. To coincide with new record, the band will embark on a full UK tour in November. In addition the band gives the British fans a sneak preview of the album with the video for the lead single: “Just A Taste”, which can be watched here: https://youtu.be/jD3XpIpwrKI
“No Chaser” was recorded at the Lighthill Sound Recording studios in Riddell’s Creek, and produced by Ricki Rae. Blood, sweat and tears went into every recording. The amazing Tony ‘Jack the Bear’ Mantz at Deluxe Mastering added the icing on the cake with his exceptional mastering, and by the end of this process Ablaze had laid down an album that exceeded all expectations: 12 tracks bursting with foot-stomping, head banging Aussie rock ‘n’ roll.
The band comments: “We are beyond stoked to be touring UK/EU for the first time this November! Can’t wait to see you all down at the bar for some good ol’ Aussie rock n’ roll!”
Originally formed back in 2010, Ablaze quickly moved away from jamming rock classics and started to write their own riff-driven music. From 2014 the band has been releasing honest and genuine Aussie rock ‘n’ roll, which put them on the map and saw them supporting the likes ofElectric Mary and The Screaming Jets, and performing at ‘Under The Southern Stars Festival’, sharing the stage with Jimmy Barnes, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Diesel and more.
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Dirty Little Secret
Kings & Queens
Just A Taste
(We’re Gonna) Rock ‘n’ Roll
The Darkest Day (What I’ve Become)
Long Way Home
Where’s My Drink?
Bottom Of My Bottle
Bar Fight Blues
UK Tour Dates
Nov 6 – Eagle Inn – Manchester
Nov 7 – Giffard Arms – Wolverhampton
Nov 8 – The Lounge – London
Nov 9 – Hard Rock Hell – Great Yarmouth
Nov 23 – Hangar 18 – Swansea
Nov 24 – Cobblestones – Bridgewater
Nov 26 – Trillians – Newcastle
Nov 27 – Bannermans – Edinburgh
Nov 29 – Winterstorm Festival – Troon
Nov 30 – Woolpack Live – Doncaster
Dec 1 – Fiddlers Elbow – London
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