Ride

About this Artist

Ride are an English rock band formed in Oxford in 1988. The band consists of vocalists and guitarists Andy Bell and Mark Gardener, drummer Laurence "Loz" Colbert and bassist Steve Queralt. They have been recognised as one of the key pioneers of shoegaze, an alternative rock subgenre that emerged to prominence in the United Kingdom during the early 1990s. The band's first two albums, Nowhere (1990) and Going Blank Again (1992), have been critically acclaimed as two of the greatest shoegaze albums of all time. The latter's lead single, "Leave Them All Behind", was the band's most commercially successful song, reaching No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Both Going Blank Again and its 1994 follow-up, Carnival of Light, peaked at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. Ride broke up in 1996 prior to the release of their fourth album Tarantula, which received negative reviews. Bell joined Oasis in 1999 as their bassist. The band reunited in 2014 to tour again, and also put out the albums Weather Diaries (2017) and This Is Not a Safe Place (2019). Their new album Interplay is set for release in March of 2024.

Releases

Releases we have curated and recommend to yours truly.
Interplay
March 29th, 2024

Ride returns with the news of their seventh studio album, Interplay, out March 29th via Wichita Recordings / PIAS. The new record is the Oxford four-piece’s third since reforming in 2014, having now been together longer in their current second phase than their original iteration as 90’s shoegaze

This Is Not A Safe Place
August 16th, 2019

UK four-piece Ride announced their forthcoming album, 'This Is Not A Safe Place,' due August 16th via Wichita Recordings. "Future Love," the first single from This Is Not A Safe Place, is an excellent return to form. The Oxford quartet narrate the hope and optimism in the start of a relationship