I have always believed in the saying that an album is as good as its first and last songs. The same goes for an essay or a novel, where the attention grabbers are the introduction and conclusion. On that premise, “Inventions” delivers beyond expectations.
From “Brighter at Night,” an energy-packed trip into the world of night and its beauty, to “Sheep in Wolves Clothing” – recently featured on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” – the album is a major piece of work. Singer Ash Koley and her musical partner Phil Deschambault have this kind of positive chemistry that is incredibly infectious. All the tracks are powerful, served by upbeat melodies and poetic lyrics, and the band’s trademark: Koley’s haunting voice. In a few words, the album is pure fun and optimism!
Watch out for Ash Koley. With “Inventions,” they have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands of this new decade. And the icing on the cake is that they are Canadians!
About Ash Koley
Ash Koley was formed in 2004 when singer Ash Koley and songwriter Phil Deschambault, both well established in the musical scene in Winnipeg, met through a mutual friend. They released their first EP in 2009 and a year later, joined the Lilith Fair Tour for what would be their live debut.
“Inventions” was released on October 12, 2010 and is their first major-label album. “Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground,” the third track, was featured during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and on the American version of So You Think You Can Dance.
For more information on Ash Koley, visit their official Website.