Rising Dublin post-punks Scattered Ashes have followed the runaway success of previous single Love Is Not An Option, with new EP Parallel Lines. Released on 21st May 2021 via the Fatal Vision label, the three track EP sees the Irish quartet stepping out of the shadows with a clutch of new material, plus a maverick reimagination of Love Is Not An Option by Soft Boy Record’s Wastefellow. The band spoke with The Fountain about the new EP as well as plans of gigs later in the year.

TF: You have a new EP out, what can we expect from Parallel Lines?

A sense of urgency, a meditation on doubt, faith and reason.

TF: How would you sum up the record in one sentence?

Angular, dark, brooding.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release, you have some gigs coming up?

Yes we do, we’ll be playing Galway in October and Dublin around Christmas time.  We’re looking at shows for Glasgow and London early next year. We’ve actually just finished recording the next two singles after this release so we’ll be putting them out around September.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

A venue in Dublin called The Thomas House, it’s a den for all the different subcultures in Dublin. Very small but some legendary bands have come through there. Really looking forward to getting over to London.