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Yearly Archives: 2016

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The Guardian (News)
The Guardian logo

The Guardian featured a short article following Erol Alkan's announcement he is producing the first Ride album in over 20 years. The original article can be read here.

Clash Magazine (News)
Clash magazine logo

Short article featured on the Clash Magazine website following the news breaking of Erol Alkan producing the new Ride album. Read the original article here.

Confirmation of fifth album recording
Erol Alkan Instagram post

Erol Alkan of Beyond The Wizards Sleeve/Phantasy Records confirms he is producing a forthcoming fifth album from Ride via Instagram.

Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK
RIDE onstage at Bestival 2016

Leave Them All Behind Like A Daydream Seagull Untitled New Song 1 Taste Lannoy Point Vapour Trail Drive Blind Live photo courtesy of @RideTheNetwork

Concorde 2, Brighton, UK (Second night)
Concorde 2
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Concorde 2, Brighton, UK (First night)
Concorde 2
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Watch unseen footage from 1993
Brighton seafront

Giles Borg who filmed RIDE throughout their later years has released unseen footage of the band filmed in 1993. The video accompanied by Let's Get Lost includes clips from the Brighton leg of the Daytripper gigs along with live footage from Poland two months later. The video was launched on the Quietus by long term fan Joe Clay. Here's what he had to say... 'Borg's relationship with RIDE stretches back to their formative years. One of the first gigs RIDE played was supporting one of Borg's bands, and he ended up spending a couple of years on the road and in the studio with the band, shooting a film about the making of their third album, Carnival of Light, that was never edited or released.' 'There are hours of unseen footage going right up to the recording of the band's final album, Tarantula. When the band split in 1996, the film was shelved. It is unclear whether any more footage will surface as the bulk of it is on Beta SP (16mm), but Borg has fond memories of his time with the band. "Sadly the film never got finished, but we had some great fun along the way," he recalls. "The day after the gig in Poland, we went to see England play Poland [in a World Cup Qualifier], which ended with us all being chased down the road by the police."' Watch the video below. Read the full article here

25 years since the 1991 Slough Festival
Slough Festival 1991

27th July 1991 saw Ride headline their first open-air festival. (more…)

Ride announce Bestival warm-up dates
Brighton 2016 poster
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After a well deserved break, it's the news we've all been waiting for. Ride have announced an additional couple of dates as a warm-up for their Bestival appearance in September. They play the tiny Brighton Concorde 2 and tickets are on sale Friday 6th May. With this fantastic news, the future gigs section of the site has been resurrected again. Hooray! See you there....

View unseen Nowhere25 posters and trailers

Martial Despre recently designed the Nowhere25 poster and trailers you would have seen last year. As any designer knows you come up with a lot of ideas before you create the final version. Whilst putting together the Nowhere25 campaign there were various extras that never saw the light of day and he has kindly offered to them with us today. Here's what Martial told us about the collection: For the US posters, the first idea was to continue to reinterpret visuals from the Nowhere era like I did with the 2 UK posters. So first came the red poster which is an interpretation of a Creation flyer from the 90's. Then I remembered that in the United States local artists often create unique art posters for venues, these posters are always very far away from the visual universe of the bands, they are made in a more artist way. So I thought it would be interesting to try and create these kinds of visuals for the Ride US tour, to try something less conventional than the tour dates under a picture of the band. So I created three posters. One using only typos, in a graphical style, the idea was to play with only one typo with the size and the emboss of it. One in a collage style (the one with the amplifier), for this one I have used some photos of silver metal to add some material into the Ride logo, the amplifier and the background like if they were stuck on it and one as if it was an old printing (the one with the buildings). Dave (Newton, Ride Manager) loved them all, but unfortunately we weren't able to put them online on time for the start of the US tour, so until now they've stayed only seen by Dave and me. Tell us your favourites below.... Facebook Nowhere25 trailer Uk tour trailer Posters