Fifth album released on 16th June 2017. The press release states: "Ride's first album in over twenty years, Weather Diaries, will be released June 16th via Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, and is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ‘90s. Trembling distortion, beautiful harmonies, pounding rhythms, shimmering soundscapes and great songwriting all combine to make an album that’s ambitious in scope, timeless and thoroughly addictive. The album will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who worked with Ride during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album ‘Nowhere’ and produced it’s follow up ‘Going Blank Again’." Lannoy Point Charm Assault All I Want Home Is A Feeling Weather Diaries Rocket Silver Symphony Lateral Alice Cali Integration Tape Impermanence White Sands Nightshift review London In Stereo review Some of you have seen this but... have a peek at the embossed Weather Diaries gatefold. Pre-orders are still open > https://t.co/M2dNnb9wdg pic.twitter.com/DhQo3rW7JX— RIDE (@rideox4) June 13, 2017
To celebrate the release of Weather Diaries a series of events were held across the US. The first full playback of the new album "Weather Diaries" will take place at select independent music stores on June 15th. Each store will have free stickers, posters, and buttons along with free with purchase stainless steel bottle openers (while supplies last) and contests for limited edition "Weather Diaries" t-shirts.
Lannoy Point Charm Assault Seagull Like A Daydream Dreams Burn Down Leave Them All Behind Weather Diaries All I Want Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind
Fourth single from Weather Diaries, Lannoy Point is the opening track from the album and was made available for download/streaming on June 9th 2017.
Lannoy Point Charm Assault Chrome Waves In A Different Plance From Time To Time Weather Diaries I Couldn't Say It To Your Face (Arthur Russell) The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star cover) Home Is A Feeling All I Want Twisterella Vapour Trail River Man (Nick Drake cover) Chelsea Girl Acoustic set featuring Mark & Andy. Setlist photo courtesy of Ride - The Network Live image courtesy of Katie Taylor
All I Want single Download only release of third track from Weather Diaries. An alternative sleeve (see below) was added to download sites on 18th May 2017.
Acoustic live session and interview on the BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Show (standing in for Jo Whiley) on April 11th 2017. Tracks played: Charm Assault Home Is a Feeling Twisterella
Lannoy Point Charm Assault Seagull Like A Daydream Dreams Burn Down Twisterella Leave Them All Behind Home Is A Feeling Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Performance was part of the 6music festival. Also on the bill were Sleaford Mods, Warpaint and The Jesus & Mary Chain.
Lannoy Point Charm Assault Seagull Like A Daydream Dreams Burn Down Twisterella OX4 Kaleidoscope Home Is A Feeling All I Want Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Leave Them All Behind Chelsea Girl
Lannoy Point Charm Assault Seagull Like A Daydream Dreams Burn Down Twisterella Unfamiliar Kaleidoscope Home Is A Feeling All I Want Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Leave Them All Behind Chelsea Girl
First new song released since 1996. Press statement states: ""Charm Assault" is taken from Ride's forthcoming album, due to be released Summer 2017 on Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by the band's longtime collaborator, Alan Moulder. Andy Bell says “Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we'd kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one.” An alternative sleeve (see below) was added to download sites on 18th May 2017.