While Ash had a great debut with ‘1977’, the group struggled with their sophomore release ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’ which brought them a tough dose of reality before regaining success with ‘Free All Angels’. “I think even our record company had given up on us,” said frontman Tim Wheeler of the sophomore setback. “It really knocked the confidence out of us. It was a real shock to the system because we were riding high and we thought that anything we did would be accepted. But I guess it shows you how fickle everything is really and how short [everything] can be.” Chartattack.com has since removed the article.