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ASHTONES / Blog

New US Reviews

"Mainline Rockets" reviewed by Ban Tasers in PUNK GLOBE MAGAZINE (november 2010).. "Hellfire & Paradise Falls" reviewed in SUGARBUZZ MAG (november 2010)

Last Minute Show & Stolen Gibson

We had to play on April 17 in Beinheim. The venue closed !! We're looking for a substitute in East of France.. On March 21 our friend Lucky Phil from Lucky Devils lose its red Gibson Guitar in Meteren (Belgium). Someone stole it !! Help him to get the Gibson back.

A She-Devil is my Dope Fiend: review by Bowy (Up Yours)

But it's better to leave the mike to Bowy from the Pits'team: "A She-Devil is my Dope fiend" review (Up Yours/January 2007).. "Way more close to home comes the first vinyl output by the North French garage rats,THE ASHTONES. A unit led by skinny,razor-edged skin & bones vocals who looks and sounds as he's really been places and done all kinds of things you'd better not dare dream about. I mean he doe'nt only display credibility: he fuckin' IS streetwise credibility! These folks from Lille have been around over a few years,but-having them seen live a couple of times and judging from their previous demos-it was until they switched for a new lead guitar they actually got hold of a sound which fitted them really well. Of course this is greasy,filthy punk rock action running on booze,overtime medication,cheap night shop snacks and almost no sleep.""A She-Devil is my Dope Fiend" pretty much reveals the complete picture this 10" dwells in. This is the area where hoodlums like The Humpers,outcasts like The Pagans,hustlers and junkies like The Heartbreakers,living wrecks like The Dead Boys and jail birds like The Candysnatchers tend to meet and roams the cold,nightly outskirts of town. These tunes are the tails of the lost,the depraved,the shredded souls,the ripped-and-torn...and THE ASHTONES are able to lay down the goodies in the bare nakedness as a solid force to be reckoned with. Compared to their previous days I've seen this lot evolve. Due to hard work,relentless gigging and stubborn belief in their love for punkrock at its purest format this band has delivered a piece of wax that's way better than either Jerry Spider Gang or Holy Curse (to name some French acts who could be labelled in the same musical levels). These 9 cuts are way more into the Spannish region of Los Perros mixed up with some fine German Gee Strings elements. A nice surprise,done by the band themselves in a complete D.I.Y-effort. But nonetheless a worthwhile item to obtain especially since the 10" format seems to be way over it's hype and tends to be forgotten as a cool neat vinyl package."