The Ace Riot Of Sound

The Ace Riot Of Sound

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Next Gig @ Baby Jupiter Leeds Sat 9th March

  • Here's the flyer for our next gig at Baby Jupiter in Leeds, Saturday 9th March, we're on stage at 8.30pm. There's 4 great bands playing and it's free!
    We're really looking forward to the gig.  We've been having some good throat ripping rehearsals, so hopefully we'll be on form.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Monday, 18 February 2013

Next Time Around Album Review From The Modernist Society Blog

Here's a review of our album Next Time Around from The Modernist Society Blog.
Featuring Nige Spencer (The Lost 45s), Jonny Magus (Freebooting Profiteers) and Daz Lee (The Lies), The Ace describe themselves as ‘Yorkshire’s most dynamic group’ – and on this showing, they may not be far wrong!

‘Next Time Around’, released on the We Dig This label, contains 12 slabs of fantastic Mod pop that will have you singing along and looking out for their next ‘live’ date (they have recently played Leeds, London, Birmingham and Liverpool, where they have been a regular feature at the International Pop Overthrow Festival at The Cavern Club).

The album opener, ‘Love Looks Good’, is a powerful, up-tempo, number that conjures up memories of The Moment in full flight back in the mid-eighties. ‘Go Go Girl’, as you may deduce from the title, is a bit of a beat mover & groover and the thing that is instantly noticeable about The Ace is that they are great songwriters, very proficient musicians, have a wonderful vocal delivery and probably have dozens more songs written waiting for them to book more studio time. Some of the tracks on here, such as ‘Waiting For My Baby’ and ‘Sgt. Major Neighbour’ (which is very reminiscent of The Direct Hits) are instant ‘sing along’ classics, whilst other songs have a slower burn but really get into your head – in fact a great combination for any album.

Already The Ace are getting radio/podcast play in Europe and the USA on shows such as Glory Boy Radio, Curiosity Shoppe, Stoned Circus, Primitive Show, Teenage Wasteland and Whole Lotta Shakin’ (where the album reached number 4 on the shows Boss 20 chart in December).

The Ace are one of the hottest purveyors of garage beat and bubblegum pop pysch in Yorkshire – with your help, they could reach the rest of the UK too.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Another Top Pop Review - Modernist Society Blog

Here's a review of our EP Another Top Pop from The Modernist Society Blog.

Released at the same time as their ‘Next Time Around’ album (also on the We Dig This label), The Ace bring us the 3-song ‘Another Top Pop’ EP that doesn’t feature any of the songs already released on their long player.

The three songs on the EP are ‘Oh Yeah!’, ‘Get Me Home On Time’ and ‘Strung Out Love Strung’ – all three composed by messrs. Magus, Lee and Spencer (as is the album).

Starting at the beginning (which is always a good place), ‘Oh Yeah!’ is a fantastic pop/bubblegum/garage beat number that is just so radio friendly it’s untrue. This is one of the best A-sides I have heard in a long while, which is high praise indeed.

‘Get Me Home On Time’ is another really instant number that has you singing along with it straight away. It’s a very mid-sixties, power pop sounding song that is just so infectious.

The final song on the EP, ‘Strung Out Love Strung’, is a more brooding, moody track, much in the same way that the slow version of ‘Honey’ was to Makin’ Time – but still powerful and it still in-beds itself into your brain.

Overall then, this is a really good EP that I know many of you will enjoy. And what’s even better is that if you buy The Ace’s album from them directly on the web ( ), they’ll send you a copy of this EP for free. 

Now that is ‘Ace’!!!

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Ace Gigs In Leeds & Liverpool

The Ace will be getting back on the gig path soon. We'll be playing our first gig in Leeds for a long while on Saturday March 9th at Baby Jupiter. We'll be playing the garage-tastic Bloodstains night, with some very cool bands. More details soon, but we'll be onstage about 8.30pm.
We've got the date for our appearance at Liverpool's IPO, at The Cavern, this year. We know we'll playing two performances on Thursday 16th May. More details as we get them.