San Francisco-based Ash Thursday is a project that possesses elements of rock with indie pop sensibility–abundant with hooks and strong melodies.
Led by vocalist/guitarist and songwriter Ash Scheiding, the music often contains compelling, narrative verses and anthemic choruses. Scheiding’s expressive lyrics and dynamic vocals have been noted as “hypnotic” and sounding like “a thousand hearts breaking”.
In addition to Scheiding, the band consists of guitarist Betsy Adams, keys/vocalist Niki Marie, drummer Andrew Ryan and bassist Anderai Maldonado. This lineup executes spirited music and live performances.
Ash Thursday’s sound has been compared to the likes of The Pretenders, Tegan and Sara, Nirvana, U2, K’s Choice and Silversun Pickups. Other notable influences include The Police, The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay and City and Colour.