From the ‘insane’ days of Glastonbury and Japan, to writer’s block and too much booze – drummer Rick Mcmurray takes through 19 years of Ash
NOSTALGIA. It can give turbulent or taxing experiences a certain rose-tinted gleam. Add to that a self-confessed shaky memory and a conversation conducted on approximately two hours’ sleep (Rick McMurray has just become a father for the first time), and the potted history of one of Ireland’s most successful rock bands may end up slightly askew. Nonetheless, ahead of their Indiependence set, the Ash drummer divulges his personal recollections of their 19 years together.
what we’d done. So it felt very disjointed.”