Recordings & where to get them

2014

‘Survival as a kind of Triumph’
June 23rd 2014
Country Mile Records
iTunes
Spotify

The Ash and The Oak Survival as a kind of Triumph

Track listing:
Transmit
The Warning
You can be somebody else’s baby now
Jigsaw
Millions
Sparx
… and the lights
after the rain
something/nothing
maybe
fades

The lead single is ‘The Warning’ (listen/watch here) , released on June 2nd 2014.

Second single ‘Something/Nothing’ was released on 9th September 2014 – take a look/listen…

2013

March – album number 3 started
Release date: Summer 2013 Early 2014
Album title: Goodness knows!
Song titles so far: jigsaw / man in the moon / …and the lights / ycbsebn

September 2013 update: Recording is going well, involving people from Cardiff, Worthing and Oklahoma. 5 songs fully recorded, 5 to go. Current track listing is as follows:

Transmit
Jigsaw
Warning
…and the lights
Something/Nothing
Man in the Moon
YCBSEBN
Sparks
Something of the night

Oct 2013 update: Another new song added to the pyre: Fades – So that makes (count along with me kids) 1,2,3… 10 songs ready to go!

2012

Limited edition 3″ CD – ‘Jigsaw’ / ‘something of the night’
Given away free to those attending our Swn gig at 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff on 21st Oct 2012
Country Mile Records (CMR010)

2011

‘Searching for the Soft Rays’

Release date: Nov 1st 2011

Track Listing: fare thee well | dust | war wounds | the end has no end | you are here | sweet refrain | pennies from heaven | the stars and the moon | there’s always a feeling | everyone says | quadrology

Available in 2  formats plus a t-shirt:

Compact Disklet: http://www.countrymile.org/
iTunes download: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/searching-for-the-soft-rays/id475755295
T-shirt: http://theashandtheoak.bigcartel.com/product/t-shirt

2010

Simon is currently hard at work on a new record chockablock with pianos and tambourines. This is the information I have so far (check back for regular updates):

Album title: TBC – probable release date sometime Spring 2011 (*crosses fingers*)
Completed tracks:
Evry1sez (completed Aug ’09)
Qwadrology (completed Sept ’09)
The end is not The End (completed Jan ’10/modified april ’10) – listen on the ‘listen‘ page
And the stars (completed April ’10) – listen on the ‘listen‘ page
Sweet Refrain (completed May ’10) – listen on the the ‘listen‘ page

Update Oct 20th 09: Double headed single of ‘Everyone Says’ and ‘Quadrology’ released on iTunes and limitedly thru Country Mile Records. Officially released 24th Nov 09.

Previous recordings/milestones/millstones

Jan 31st 2010 – BBC Wales, Adam Walton Show (transmission 21st Feb I think).
3 songs singed:
The End is not The End
Everyone Says
You Are Here

Oct 24th 2009 – KrugerLabs Ivy League recordings made over a 1 hour marathon session.
3 songs sung:
Everyone says / The end is not the end /  Sweet refrain. Not yet available (update: nor will it ever be, Kruger closed down).

November 2008 – BBC Radio 1 Bethyn Elfan session

September 2008 – Kruger magazine singles club (Kruger Mag isn’t going anymore, shame)

August 2008 – first album given physical release through Country Mile records – available here.

The Ash and The Oak's first album

The Ash and The Oak’s first album

May 2008 – first album released as a download only on indiestore.com – indiestore ain’t going anymore so you can’t get it digitally.

Feb 2008 – Contribution to ‘Levitation’ – Simon covered ‘The Country is Young’ for a John Langford tribute album released through Country Mile records – available here.

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5 comments

  1. Peter Mills · ·

    Absolutely thrilled to hear your music. Quadrology is great, I’m playing it in my car all the time!! Please let me know when there’s more.

    All the best

    Peter

  2. Thanks, very nice of you to comment. I think Simon wrote Quadrology as a top down sports car kind of song so it’s very appropriate you listen to it that way.

  3. JUST HEARD YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CERYS ON 6 (QUADROLOGY) . WAS BLOWN AWAY! LIVE GIG DATES PLEASE ?????? GREAT STUFF…..

  4. Cheers, glad you liked it. We very rarely play live, but when we do, we’ll post the dates on here and on our Facebook page.

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