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Ashbury Heights

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Genres  Synthpop Electronic
Labels  Out of Line
Genre  Synthpop
Record label  Out of Line Music
Years active  2005–2010 2011 -
Website  Official site
Origin  Sundsvall, Sweden (2005)
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Albums  The Looking Glass Society, Take Cair Paramour, Three Cheers for the Newlydeads, Origins, Morningstar in a Black Car
Members  Anders Hagström, Tea F. Thimé, Kari Berg, Yasmine Uhlin
Similar  Solitary Experiments, Solar Fake, Beborn Beton, Frozen Plasma, Covenant
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Ashbury Heights is an electronic music band formed in 2005 in Sundsvall, Medelpad, Sweden. The group's original membership consisted of Anders Hagström (male vocals, songwriter, music, and programming) and Yasmine Uhlin (vocals). Yasmine left the band after the release of their EP, Morning Star In A Black Car, and was replaced by Kari Berg (vocals) as lead female vocalist. Kari was a member of AH until 2010 and was featured on one album, Take Cair Paramour. In 2010, following a long running dispute between Hagström and the record label Out Of Line the band disbanded. This dispute was settled in 2011, whereupon Hagström and Out of Line renewed their collaboration. However, it took until 2013 for Hagström to find a new singer. The new singer, Tea F. Thimé (vocals and lyrics), comes from a background of alt. modelling and burlesque performance (going by the stage name Tea Time).

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Formation

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Ashbury Heights was created when Anders Hagström asked Yasmine if she wanted to sing on his demos. The newly formed band was signed by record label Out of Line soon after, and from then they attained wider recognition.

Yasmine Uhlin's departure (2008)

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Yasmine announced her departure from the band in November 2008 in Hamburg at the last concert of the Out Of Line festival tour. On her blog, she wrote: "Why I am doing this is not because of lack of energy or love for the band. There are no grudges to be held and the air within Ashbury Heights is free from any pollution. You see, this is something I have to do. I need to let go in order to build something of my own. I've been fighting myself in this matter for a long time but I can't change what I truly feel."

Kari Berg (2008-2010)

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Anders sought a new singer and found Kari Berg. Previous to joining Ashbury Heights, she had focused mostly on singing opera. Kari was a member of Ashbury Heights from 2008 until 2010, featuring on one album and a remix for BlutEngel.

Take Cair Paramour (2010)

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The record Take Cair Paramour is the only Ashbury Heights album featuring Kari Berg. The album was released on July 2, 2010. A limited edition of the album was also released, including a bonus CD with remixes, demos, and exclusive tracks.

Disbandment (2010) and Renewal (2013)

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In October 2010, Anders Hagström announced that he was disbanding Ashbury Heights due to ongoing disputes with his record label, Out of Line. This dispute was settled in 2011, resulting in the renewed collaboration between Hagström and Out of Line. However, Ashbury Heights did not start recording a new album until 2013, this time with a new singer, Tea F. Thimé.

Tea F. Thimé in Ashbury Heights (2013-)

The first interview with the new AH was published in ElectroStorm 01/2014. There the band stated that Tea had no previous experience as a singer when joining the band, but was the first full collaborative partner. She has a degree in English literature and is the first band member to co-write lyrics. Tea used to be an alt. model and styled shoots as well as burlesque performances. The first album with Tea is called The Looking Glass Society and was released in 2015. Before the album was released, Ashbury Heights made their live comeback at the 3rd Out of Line Weekender in Berlin.

Live supporting musicians

  • Johan Andersson – keyboards (2008-)
  • Tomas Gunnarson - keyboards (2009 on Synapsi in Finland)
  • With Yasmine

  • 2005: Angora Overdrive – Demo
  • 2005: Parliament Of Rooks – Demo
  • 2005: Ashbury Heights – Demo
  • 2006: Angora Overdrive – Single
  • 2007: Three Cheers for the Newlydeads – Album
  • 2008: Morning Star In A Black Car – EP
  • 2010: Origins - Compilation of Three Cheers for the Newlydeads & the Morning Star In A Black Car EP.
  • With Kari

  • 2010: Take Cair Paramour – Album
  • With Tea

  • 2015: The Looking Glass Society – Album
  • Songs

    Waste of LoveThree Cheers for the Newlydeads · 2007
    Derrick Is a Strange MachineThree Cheers for the Newlydeads · 2007
    Decent Cancer2010

    References

    Ashbury Heights Wikipedia


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