Islands is the first new music from Ash since 2015's Kablemmo! and marks the Downpatrick, Northern Ireland formed band's return to Infectious Music, the home to their previous number one albums 1977 and Free All Angels. Produced by singer/guitarist Tim Wheeler, with additional production from Mark Hamilton, Rick McMurray and Claudius Mittendorfer, Islands is Ash's seventh studio album since their inception in 1992. Twenty-five years on from their emergence as teenagers on Belfast's DIY scene, lead single "Buzzkill" is another irrepressible track that holds its own in what is a seemingly already over-stocked catalog of hits. It's a dizzying slice of upbeat pop nous, creating another wave of typical Ash ebullience that is sure to strike a chord with fans both young and old. The Undertones' Damien O'Neill and Mickey Bradley provide guest backing vocals on the song.