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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Institute, Birmingham, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Chrome Waves Twisterella Time Of Her Time Black Nite Crash Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl

Rock City, Nottingham, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Twisterella Chrome Waves Time Of Her Time Black Nite Crash Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl

The Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Twisterella Today Time Of Her Time Black Nite Crash Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl Above image courtesy of Dean 'Shoegaze' Bromley.

O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Chrome Waves Twisterella OX4 Time Of Her Time Sennen Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl

Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Chrome Waves Twisterella OX4 Time Of Her Time Today Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl

Close but no cigar
Demo cover insert

Back in 1989, Ben Wardle so nearly beat Alan McGee in signing Ride. At the time he was working for East West Records who, as he states with all honesty, had Simply Red, Tanita Tikaram, Enya and Chris Rea on their books. There's no way he could compete with the man who signed The House of Love, Primal Scream, the Jesus & Mary Chain and of course My Bloody Valentine. However, it wasn't that simple..... Ben has updated his blog with his version of events on how close he came to releasing their debut and how he got his name of the credits of the Ride EP. As you'll see from his blog he still treasures that old Demo cassette. You can read the blog post here. Below is the opening track of Demo #3.

O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Chrome Waves Twisterella OX4 Time Of Her Time Today Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl Above images kindly donated by Dean 'Shoegaze' Bromley.

We’re live…

After years of talking and months of doing, the Ride Archives went live at 23.57 last night (oops - we were aiming for midnight), Wednesday 14th October 2015... The site was officially 'pushed live' upstairs at the Brixton Academy at the after-party following Ride's triumphant Nowhere25 show, by friend of the site and all round good egg Mark 'Ride - The Network' Taylor - we captured the moment for posterity below. We have a lot more content to roll out over the next weeks and months, so follow us on twitter to keep in touch with updates. In the meantime, If you have any comments, submissions, changes, or if you just want to say 'hi', please get in touch below.  

O2 Academy, Brixton, London, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Twisterella OX4 Time of Her Time Black Nite Crash Today Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl

The Waterfront, Norwich, UK

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Twisterella OX4 Black Nite Crash Today Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl

O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
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Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Unfamiliar Time Machine Twisterella Cool Your Boots Black Nite Crash Today Mouse Trap Seagull Kaleidoscope In a Different Place Polar Bear Dreams Burn Down Decay Paralysed Vapour Trail Taste Here and Now Nowhere Drive Blind Chelsea Girl I Wanna Be Your Dog

Nowhere to be 6music Album of The Day
6Music Album of The Day

On Wednesday 14th October, the same day the band play Brixton and also the eve of the albums 25th anniversary, 6Music will make Nowhere their album of the day. Tune in throughout the day to hear various tracks played from the album. Edit - listen to Ride discuss the Nowhere anniversary on the BBC Radio 6 Steve Lamacq 14/10/15 show here

Vapour Trail Disintegrated 2015
Vapour Trail remixes

To coincide with the 25th anniversary of Nowhere, Ride released a single featuring two new remixes of Vapour Trail by Robert Smith of The Cure. The single was released digitally with a Vapour Mix and a Trail Mix.

Robert Smith remixes Vapour Trail
Vapour Trail remixes
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Robert Smith of The Cure has remixed Vapour Trail as part of the Nowhere 25th anniversary celebrations. Today the band sent out the latest edition of the 'Tomorrow Never Knows' newsletter and it states the following: "We've been trying our best to keep tight-lipped about this until today, but we're very happy to have premiered this evening a remix of 'Vapour Trail' by none other than Robert Smith simultaneously on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6music show in the UK, Jason Bentley's Morning Becomes Eclectic show on KCRW in Los Angeles, and online through Pitchfork. Robert has spoken many kind words about us over the years and about 'Vapour Trail' in particular; so you can imagine how thrilled we were when he said yes to remixing the track. We're so pleased with the result that we're rush-releasing it digitally this Friday (9th October) - more news on this later on in the week." You can listen to the track below.

Paradise Club, Boston, USA
Paradise Club Boston

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Chrome Waves Seagull Sennen OX4 Mouse Trap Cool Your Boots Black Nite Crash Time of Her Time Dreams Burn Down Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Today Chelsea Girl

Ride will play Nowhere in its entirety on UK tour
Ride - Nowhere 25 tour poster

Ride have updated their Facebook page stating they will play the entire Nowhere album as part of their forthcoming UK tour. The posts states: From Andy on the upcoming RIDE UK tour - "I’m so excited about playing 'Nowhere' in full. We are going with the 11 track CD track listing, not just the 8 tracks from the original vinyl, so the set will end with the title track on every gig of the UK tour, which is going to sound epic. I didn’t realise how few times we’d actually played most of the songs. And of course we have never played the album in its original track order before. We have been throwing in versions of some of the songs at our US dates but the majority of the preparation for these shows was done during rehearsals in London in-between our festival shows this summer. I’m especially buzzing about how 'Kaleidoscope' is sounding. It’s going to be amazing playing it for the first time. All in all, it’s a big deal to us, and we haven’t been certain we could pull it off until now. We, as a band, are so proud of the album and we are aware that fans have been campaigning for us to perform it in full on this tour but it’s only now that we are sure we can do the album justice." To coincide with the news, another track from the forthcoming live DVD that accompanies the Nowhere 25 re-release has been uploaded to YouTube. Watch the title track from the album performed live at the Town & Country Club on the 7th March 1991 below.

House of Blues, Cleveland, USA
House of Blues Cleveland
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Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Polar Bear Seagull Unfamiliar Tongue Tied Mouse Trap Cool Your Boots Black Nite Crash Time of Her Time Dreams Burn Down Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Nowhere Chelsea Girl

Outline magazine interview
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Loz gave an interview to local magazine Outline prior to Ride's Norwich gig. You can read the online interview here.

St Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, USA

Leave Them All Behind Like a Daydream Polar Bear Seagull Time Machine Cool Your Boots OX4 Paralysed Black Nite Crash Time of Her Time Dreams Burn Down Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind In a Different Place Mouse Trap Chelsea Girl