Ash Red are a three-piece rock band from Cork, Ireland.
Formed in January 2019 by school friends, Arthur Murray and
Tadhg O' Keefe and later rounded out with drummer Lee Cooney, The Alternative Rock Band spent half of their first year together learning their instruments and writing songs. Beginning in August of that year, the
group began gigging, all the way up until the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in
After the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in summer of 2020, the three-piece visited
Tribarac Studios just outside Cork City to begin recording some of their songs.
The first of these recordings, “The Stupid Song” was released in April 2021 via
Galway’s Blowtorch Records.
The Stupid Song was met with instant acclaim and radio play in Ireland and the UK on stations such as RTE2 and BBC 6 . The track has also garnered radio play in New York as well as a London radio station "Riverside Radio" naming the band as one of the top 21 acts in Ireland.
In February 2022 the band released their second single "Downtown" and aim to record their debut album later in the year.
"With immersive, driving noise and assured vocals, The Stupid Song announces the arrival of yet another exciting post-punk influenced band from the Western edge of Ireland. Add Ash Red to your Turnstiles/Nerves playlists for maximum existential craic." - David Boland NotBad.ie