Below is an email sent out to all subscribers of the band's mailing list in April 2015. Tomorrow Never Knows - April 2015 Last time we played there, in May 1990, it was the humble Co-Op Hall. It's been through a number of name changes since - Oxford Venue, Zodiac, Carling Academy - as well as a lot of structural changes resulting in two live music rooms worthy of gracing any city in the country. As the Co-Op Hall it played an important part in developing the opportunities available to local Oxford bands and came along just at the right time for us. We'd sold out the 200 capacity Jericho Tavern for the first time in June 1989 and with the Co-Op Hall opening up as a 500 capacity music venue just 9 months beforehand, it meant that there was now another opportunity for local bands to aspire to. So it seemed only right for our first show in 20 years to be taking place in the room that had been so key to us. We'll be back there this Sunday (April 5th), just ahead of our tour dates in California which take in two Coachella Festival appearances as well as shows in San Francisco, Pomona, San Diego (dates below) and.... ...we are happy to say, a return to The Roxy in LA on Wednesday April 8th. Well you didn't really think that the first time we would be walking on stage to play together in the US would be in front of thousands of people at Coachella, did you? The Roxy too has a special place in our past as we played two shows there in 1991 on the co-headline tour we did of North America with Lush. Moreover, one of the shows was recorded and released a few years back by Rhino/Warners as part of a special 2xCD 20th Anniversary Edition of Nowhere. They say good things come in threes... ..and so here are the details of the third club show we'll be play in the coming months. After the New York show at Terminal 5 in June sold out so quickly, we decided we would try and squeeze another show into our schedule in the New York area. Et voila. We have booked the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Monday June 1st. By the way, the Oxford show is an early one as we have a plane to catch the following morning! We reckon we'll be on stage just after 8pm and there will be no support act on that show. In LA we have Eagulls supporting and in Brooklyn we have Penguinsrising (there's almost as theme developing here). All shows have a limit of two tickets per person. Hurry, hurry, hurry - these shows will sell fast. The Oxford show is on sale now LA goes on sale at 3pm (PST) today Brooklyn has a pre-sale that is live at Noon (EST) today, with the remainder on sale at Noon (EST) on Friday (3rd) If you don't manage to get tickets for the LA show then each of the other Californian shows this month have some tickets still available: Monday 13th: The Warfield, San Francisco - tickets Tuesday 14th: Fox Theater, Pomona - tickets Thursday 16th: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego - tickets And if all else fails, you can catch us live on air on for a Morning Becomes Eclectic session on KCRW on the morning of the LA Roxy show (April 8th). Fancy a little taster from rehearsals? Here's (some of) Seagull. signing off with a little bit of trivia for you... The Play EP was released 25 years ago tomorrow (April 2nd) and later that week entered the charts at number 32, becoming our first Top 40 hit.
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Twisterella OX4 Time Of Her Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Mouse Trap Close My Eyes Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Support from The Family Cat
Polar Bear Chelsea Girl Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Paralysed Vapour Trail Drive Blind Taste Nowhere Seagull All I Can See Perfect Time
Single sleeve Andy Bell is to release his debut solo single this month as part of the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club. The single is released as a 7 inch on clear vinyl with two tracks. Plastic Bag/The Commune is strictly limited edition of 300 copies. There are only 200 of the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club subscriptions up for grabs. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. (Full disclosure: 300 copies of each 7” will be pressed, but the remaining copies will go to the artists and be sold at gigs and events such as the Independent Label Market; some copies may be sold via record shops. Only the subscriber copies will have the additional artwork and elements.) The single will be released on October 23rd and you can order a subscription from here. This will be Andy's third release of the year following Ride's 'This Is Not A Safe Place' and his electronic side-project GLOK. Under the pseudonym GLOK he released intially as a cassette and now vinyl his Dissident album. Glok album sleeve Dissident by GLOK Vinyl and download copies are available from here. The cassette version is now sold out.
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Twisterella OX4 Time Of Her Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Mouse Trap Close My Eyes Chelsea Girl Drive Blind With Manic Street Preachers, The Farm & EMF
Let's Get Lost 1000 Miles Like A Daydream She's So Fine Since Then American Spring Walk On Water Twisterella From Time To Time Natural Grace At The End Of The Universe I Don't Know Where It Comes From Taste Birdman How Does It Feel To Feel? Drive Blind Seagull Originally scheduled to play KB Malmo
Song For Ronnie Lane (unreleased demo) Dead Man (unreleased demo) Coldroon rehearsal studios, Oxford (?) Mixed 30/10/94 at Courtyard Studios
Seagull Taste Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Silver Paralysed Furthest Sense Perfect Time Drive Blind Chelsea Girl Supported by Charlottes
25 years after they last hit the top 10 of the UK album charts, Ride today have entered the UK charts at a very impressive number 7. It was an amazing week, intially there was Album of the Day on 6Music followed by all the instore events, then on Monday came the news that the album was sitting at number 4 (yes, NUMBER FOUR!) in the UK album charts. The midweek top 10 chart As is often the case for bands with a big following, as the week progresses they drop down a few places in the charts because the fanbase buys the album on release day. In the end the album is sitting at number 7 which is wonderful news and their highest chart placing since 1994's Carnival of Light. UK Top Ten week commencing 23rd August 2019 Full list of UK chart placings for RIDE albums is below Nowhere (October 1990 ) 11 Going Blank Again (March 1992) 5Carnival of Light (June 1994 ) 5 Tarantula (March 1996) 21Weather Diaries (June 2017) 11This Is Not a Safe Place (August 2019) 7 Watch Ride performing on UK music show Top of The Pops the week they were in the top 10 singles chart. Below you can see where Ride were placed across all the various album charts. Number 2 in the vinyl charts Number 3 in the physical (vinyl, cd and cassette) chart Number 4 in the sales charts which includes everything except streaming,
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.
Live gig streamed via the Amazon Facebook page and Twitch.tv to promote Weather Diaries during their US tour. Lannoy Point Charm Assault Cali Vapour Trail White Sands Weather Diaries All I Want Leave Them All Behind
This show sees Andy flying solo. Tracks played include Sinead O'Connor, Bjork and Rohan Delano.
Leave Them All Behind Let's Get Lost Walk On Water Taste American Spring End Of The Universe Like A Daydream Natural Grace Twisterella Birdman Time Of Her Time 1000 Miles Mouse Trap Drive Blind Supported by KSMB, Biohazard, Entombed, Toy Dolls, Popsicle, The Wannadies, Radiohead, Fear Factory and Waltari. With thanks to Peter Vandlegard for the poster.
Leave The All Behind Like A Daydream Polar Bear Seagull Twisterella OX4 Decay Chrome Waves Black Nite Crash Today Time of Her Time Dreams Burn Down Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind In A Different Place Mouse Trap Chelsea Girl Supported by DIIV
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed OX4 Like A Daydream Chrome Waves Twisterella Perfect Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Mouse Trap Dreams Burn Down Time Of Her Time Support from Slowdive
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
Seagull Taste Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Drive Blind Furthest Sense Close My Eyes Chelsea Girl All I Can See Perfect Time Supported by Tsetse Fly
Polar Bear Unfamiliar Sennen Beneath Today Like A Daydream Drive Blind Vapour Trail Seagull Perfect Time Taste Dreams Burn Down Chelsea Girl
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Twisterella OX4 Time Of Her Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Mouse Trap Close My Eyes Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Support from Family Cat
Vinyl 12" LP - T 1 Kaleidoscope Seagull Dreams Burn Down Vapour Trail In A Different Place Nowhere Drive Blind POLYMER RECORDS 1991. MADE IN E.C. This release is a straight clone of the official 'Kaleidoscope' promo. 'Kaleidoscope' is the 'Nowhere' version. The remaining tracks were recorded live at the Roxy, L.A., 10/04/91 The record is a white label, marked 'Promo Only'.
Lannoy Point Charm Assault Seagull Weather Diaries Taste Unfamiliar Cali Lateral Alice Dreams Burn Down Time of Her Time Home Is A Feeling All I Want Vapour Trail Drive Blind Leave Them All Behind Chelsea Girl
Polar Bear Seagull Taste Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Vapour Trail In A Different Place Perfect Time Unfamiliar Nowhere Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Decay With Lush