• RIDE announce new album Interplay

    RIDE announce new album Interplay

    It’s nearly 5 years since the band’s last album This Is Not A Safe Place in 2019, but RIDE are back with news of their seventh album released in March. The press release states: Ride return today with the news of their seventh studio album, Interplay, out 29th March via Wichita Recordings / PIAS. The…

  • Joint US tour with The Charlatans

    Joint US tour with The Charlatans

    Ride have announced a joint US tour with The Charlatans starting in January 2023 at Webster Hall in New York. The Charlatans will be performing their second album Between 10th and 11th originally released in 1992 whilst Ride will be playing their Nowhere album in full. You can view all of the dates and buy…

  • Ride announce reissues and film

    Ride announce reissues and film

    Ride’s early classic EPs and albums will be released 4th November on Wichita Recordings. The audio from the original recordings has been reworked and finessed, and will be reissued on vinyl, cd and digital. Pre-order >>> https://ride.ffm.to/reissues The first four EPs are compiled onto one record for the first time ever. 4EPs is a beautiful…

  • Nowhere30 tour

    Nowhere30 tour

    A little later than planned due to a certain pandemic but RIDE are hitting the road again in April to celebrate the anniversary of Nowhere. This time they are taking bdrmm with them as support which means you definitely need to arrive early so you don’t miss them. The tour starts with a warm-up gig…

  • Watch Loz’s 12 hour drumathon

    Watch Loz’s 12 hour drumathon

    Last night Loz completed a 12 hour Drumathon for the NHS from 9pm on 12th May 2020 until the following morning. The set was broadcast live via Twitch and you can watch the whole thing again below. Ride anoraks will notice quite a few alternative versions of tracks. You can donate to the Drum For…

  • Andy Bell to release debut solo single

    Andy Bell to release debut solo single

    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…

  • US in-store and signing sessions

    US in-store and signing sessions

    Following their successful UK in-stores last month, Ride have announced a similar round of events whilst on their US tour. They will be signing albums alongside an acoustic performce in some stores. Full list of dates can be seen on the poster below. Watch their recent performance at Rough Trade East in London below.

  • Ride back in the UK top 10

    Ride back in the UK top 10

    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…

  • Release week instores announced

    Release week instores announced

    Ride will be playing a run of instores to celebrate the release of ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’. The album is released on 16th August and the first date is the following day at Rough Trade East. All performances are acoustic with the exception of Kingston which is a ful gig. You can see…

  • First Australian dates in 27 years

    First Australian dates in 27 years

    Ride will be returning to Australia for the first time since 1992 on their Going Blank Again tour alongside their first ever New Zealand dates. The band will be stopping at Auckland, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney between August 29th and September 6th 2019. Venues can be seen on the poster below. Tickets go on…

  • New album announced

    New album announced

    Ride have announced their sixth album This Is Not A Safe Place due for release on 16th August 2019. The album news was revealed as the band released the single Future Love. R.I.D.E. Future Love Repetition Kill Switch Clouds of Saint Marie Eternal Recurrence 15 Minutes Jump Jet Dial Up End Game Shadows Behind the…

  • Forthcoming album teaser shared online

    Forthcoming album teaser shared online

    Ride have shared a teaser for their forthcoming album across social media. The short clip is from the studio showing the first 11 seconds we’ve heard from the new album sessions. View this post on Instagram Good Friday greetings from the studio /// A post shared by RIDE (@rideox4official) on Apr 19, 2019 at 3:00am…

  • New UK date announced

    New UK date announced

    Ride have announced a UK date as a warm-up for their previously announced gigs in Brazil and Chile later this month. The band will play at the Moth Club in Hackney on 23rd April and tickets are priced £30 and go on sale to subscribers of their mailing list at 10am on Friday 12 April…

  • Ride to support The Cure in Dublin

    Ride to support The Cure in Dublin

    Ride have announced they will be supporting The Cure in June. The band will be playing at Malahide Castle in Dublin alongside the excellent The Twilight Sad. All three bands played together at BST in Hyde Park last summer. Sadly, the gig was already sold out before the support bands were announced. Hopefully there’ll be…

  • Watch Andy discussing The Beatles’ White Album

    Watch Andy discussing The Beatles’ White Album

    As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for The Beatles’ White Album, Andy was involved in a live chat with Giles Martin and a panel of guests to discuss the album. The album was re-released as part of the celebrations following Giles Martin’s recent remaster of the album mixed with 5.1 surround audio as well…

  • 30th Anniversary Acoustic gigs announced

    30th Anniversary Acoustic gigs announced

    Ride have announced via social media they will play an intimate, acoustic tour in Nov/Dec to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary. Tickets are on sale at https://ride.seetickets.com The tour calls at Thu 29 Nov Brighton, St George’s Church Fri 30 Nov Margate, Dreamland, Hall by the Sea Sun 02 Dec Bristol, The Trinity Centre Mon…

  • More festival dates announced

    More festival dates announced

    Ride have announced a load of festival dates in the last few weeks if you want to catch them over the summer. These dates are in addition to their already announced appearance at The Cure’s 40th anniversary gig in Hyde Park and their Reading Sub 89 gig. See some of the line-up posters below. The…

  • Ride to release Weather Diaries remix LP for Record Store Day

    Ride to release Weather Diaries remix LP for Record Store Day

    Ride will contribute to this years Record Store Day by releasing a double lp of remixes from Weather Diaries, Waking Up In Another Town is released in participating independent record shops worldwide on April 21st via Witchita. The press release for the album states: “Exclusively for Record Store Day 2018, Ride release ‘Waking Up In…

  • Ride sleeves reimagined with Lego

    Ride sleeves reimagined with Lego

    Inspired by the rather ace Lego Album Cover page on Instagram I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and recreate some of the recent Ride sleeves. See Weather Diaries, Pulsar and Tomorrow’s Shore below. Below are some recreations that were already posted by the Lego Album Cover Facebook page several years ago.

  • Ride top the vinyl singles chart

    Ride top the vinyl singles chart

    After a 20 year gap from the charts, it was a impressive when Weather Diaries reached number 11 in the album charts last year. Now with the release of the follow-up EP Ride are currently sitting at the top of the vinyl singles chart. The Official Charts announced on Friday via Twitter that RIDE are…

  • Taiwan and Hong Kong dates announced

    Taiwan and Hong Kong dates announced

    Ride have announced two dates for February 2018 following their previously announced gigs in Japan. They will play Taiwan and Hong Kong the same month. Ride will play Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan on 23rd February 2018. You can order Taiwan tickets here. They then move onto Macpherson Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong 26th February 2018 You…

  • Ride to support The Cure at 40th anniversary concert

    Ride to support The Cure at 40th anniversary concert

    Without doubt the most exciting gig/festival next summer is going to be The Cure’s 40th anniversary gig at Hyde Park, London on July 7th and Ride are on the bill. Whilst The Cure playing is something to celebrate, seeing Ride appearing on the same stage as Slowdive for the first time in over 25 years…

  • 2018 Japan tour announced

    2018 Japan tour announced

    RIDE have announced some dates for Japan in 2018. Monday 19th February at Tokyo Dome City Hall and Wednesday 21st February at Osaka Namba Hatch. Tickets are available now. The gigs follow their recent appearance at the Hostess All-Nighter in Tokyo. Watch a fan shot video of their appearance below.

  • Weather Diaries – new album out June 16th 2017

    Weather Diaries – new album out June 16th 2017

    On March 23rd Ride announced their fifth studio album, their first in 21 years, Weather Diaries will be released on June 16th via Witchita Recordings. Full press release states: Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, ‘Weather Diaries’ is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands…

  • Watch unseen footage from 1993

    Watch unseen footage from 1993

    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…

  • 25 years since the 1991 Slough Festival

    25 years since the 1991 Slough Festival

    27th July 1991 saw Ride headline their first open-air festival.

  • Ride announce Bestival warm-up dates

    Ride announce Bestival warm-up dates

    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…

  • View unseen Nowhere25 posters and trailers

    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…

  • Interview with Mark Taylor of Ride The Network fanzine

    Interview with Mark Taylor of Ride The Network fanzine

    Mark Taylor is no stranger to Ride or their fans, he was there at the beginning and ended up spending many years employed by the band. As a sideline he ran ‘The Network’ Ride fanzine and could be found selling them outside gigs during the bands original incarnation. Now the band are back together Mark can…

  • Close but no cigar

    Close but no cigar

    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…

  • We’re live…

    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…

  • Nowhere to be 6music Album of The Day

    Nowhere to be 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…

  • Robert Smith remixes Vapour Trail

    Robert Smith remixes Vapour Trail

    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…

  • Ride will play Nowhere in its entirety on UK tour

    Ride will play Nowhere in its entirety on UK tour

    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…

  • Watch the entire Field Day set

    Watch the entire Field Day set

    With the band’s UK tour little more than a week away now, Field Day have shared the recording of Ride’s full set from the day. This is a fantastic recording of a very memorable gig that just keeps getting better as the sun goes down. You can find the setlist from the day in the…

  • Nowhere to be reissued for 25th anniversary

    Nowhere to be reissued for 25th anniversary

    Nowhere will be 25 years old next month! How the time has flown, looking back to 1990 we were all so wide eyed and innocent even if we didn’t realise it at the time. To celebrate the occasion Nowhere is to be re-released on double vinyl and a Deluxe CD with a bonus DVD of…

  • Classic Album Sundays presents Nowhere

    Classic Album Sundays presents Nowhere

    On Wednesday 7th October at Cecil Sharp House in London, Ride are to attend a listening party for their Nowehere album. The full blurb from the Guardian website states: The Guardian is teaming up with Classic Album Sundays, the world’s most popular listening experience and classic album hub, for the second edition of our immersive…

  • Singapore and Hong Kong dates announced

    Singapore and Hong Kong dates announced

    Two more dates added for November, posters for both events are below. Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong and the Neon Lights Festival in Singapore.

  • Japan dates added for November

    Japan dates added for November

    Ride will play two dates in November in Japan. Tickets are on sale from 11th July at http://smash-jpn.com/

  • Extra date added to the tour at Norwich UEA

    Extra date added to the tour at Norwich UEA

    Extra date added to the tour at Norwich UEA for October 12th.

  • Watch the Best Kept Secret set

    Watch the Best Kept Secret set

    One of the gret things about the reunion has been the number of gigs broadcast via the net, so no matter where you are in the world you can still catch up with the band whilst on the festival circuit. Today’s full set is from last night’s Best Kept Secret performance, the setlist has been…