News

Aug 22, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and finally released their first new album in 21 years, Weather Diaries, back in June via Wichita. Now they have shared a video for "Cali." Niall Trask directed the video, which features lots and lots of surfing.  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Jun 16, 2017

Here we highlight five albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Watch: Ride - “All I Want” Video

Weather Diaries Due Out Tomorrow via Wichita

Jun 15, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and are finally releasing their first new album in 21 yearsWeather Diaries, tomorrow via Wichita. On the eve of its release they have shared a video for "All I Want."  More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, Emily Haines, Alvvays, The Dears, and More

Plus Japanese Breakfast, LIV, Ride, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 09, 2017

What a packed week for new songs and album announcements, enough to help you ignore all the James Comey/Donald Trump (but at least the Conservatives stumbled at the U.K. general election). More

Jun 08, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and are releasing a new albumWeather Diaries, next Friday (June 16) via Wichita. Previously they shared its first two singles (and their first new songs in 21 years), the straight up rocker "Charm Assault" and the dreamier "Home Is a Feeling."  More

Five Best Songs of the Week: alt-J, EMA, Kirin J Callinan, Washed Out, and Ride

Plus a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 26, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best. Below that we have also highlighted other notable new tracks shared this week. This week was light on exciting new songs, likely due to the impending long Memorial Day holiday weekend, but there were still pleasures to be found. More

Listen: Ride - “All I Want (GLOK Remix)”

Weather Diaries Due Out June 16 via Wichita

May 26, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and are releasing a new albumWeather Diaries, on June 16 via Wichita. More

Listen: Ride - “All I Want”

Weather Diaries Due Out June 16 via Wichita

Apr 26, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and are releasing a new albumWeather Diaries, on June 16 via Wichita.  More

Ride Announce September U.S. Tour Dates

Weather Diaries Due Out June 16 via Wichita

Apr 06, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and are releasing a new albumWeather Diaries, on June 16 via Wichita. Previously they shared its first two singles (and their first new songs in 21 years), the straight up rocker "Charm Assault" and the dreamier "Home Is a Feeling." More

Ride Announce New Album, Share “Charm Assault” Video

Weather Diaries Due Out June 16 via Wichita, Video Co-Directed by Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe

Mar 23, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. They announced back in December that they were working on a new album and last month they shared its first two singles (and their first new songs in 21 years), the straight up rocker "Charm Assault" and the dreamier "Home Is a Feeling."  More

Ride Announce North American Tour Dates for July

New Album Due Out This Summer

Feb 28, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. They announced back in December that they were working on a new album and last week they shared its first two singles (and their first new songs in 21 years), the straight up rocker "Charm Assault"and the dreamier "Home Is a Feeling."  More

Feb 22, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. They announced back in December that they were working on a new album and yesterday they shared its first single, "Charm Assault," which was their first new song in 21 years.  More

Feb 21, 2017

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. They announced back in December that they were working on a new album and now they have shared its first single, "Charm Assault."  More

Shoegazing Legends Ride Are Working on a New Album

The Band Are Working with Producer Erol Alkan

Dec 01, 2016

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. In 2015 they also released Nowhere25, a 25th anniversary reissue of their 1990-released debut album Nowhere. But they haven't released a new studio album since 1996's Tarantula, which was put out after the band split up and was poorly received.  More

Oct 05, 2015

British shoegazing icons Ride recently reformed and have been touring. They also recently announced Nowhere25, a 25th anniversary reissue of their 1990 released debut album Nowhere. Today the band has shared a new remix of their classic single "Vapour Trail" done by none other than Robert Smith of The Cure More

Ride Announces Expanded 25th Anniversary Reissue of “Nowhere”

Plus: Read Our Track-by-Track Discussion of their Classic Debut Album

Sep 17, 2015

Recently-reunited shoegaze legends Ride have announced a deluxe anniversary edition of their classic debut record, Nowhere. This new reissue expands the album to 15 songs, and includes a DVD featuring a remastered London performance from 1991. More

Sep 08, 2015

British shoegazing icons Ride recently reformed and have already played some U.S. dates (including Coachella). Previously they announced some September and October American dates. Now they've announced that DIIV and The Besnard Lakes will support them on some of their dates.  More

Aug 12, 2015

Last weekend Katowice, Poland hosted the tenth annual edition of OFF FestivalMore

May 05, 2015

For the eleventh year now Champaign-Urbana, Illinois will host the Pygmalion Festival. 2015's initial lineup has been revealed and it features iconic British shoegazers Ride, Purity Ring, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jeus, Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, Bully, White Reaper, and more. More

Ride Announce New U.S. Tour Dates

Going Blank Again... Again in September and October

May 04, 2015

British shoegazing icons Ride recently reformed and have already played some West Coast dates (including Coachella), with some shows in Atlanta, New York, and Toronto coming up in the next month. More

Ride Reunites For World Tour

Influential Shoegaze Band Will Play Primavera, Field Day, and more

Nov 19, 2014

Ride, the British shoegaze outfit, is reuniting for a world tour next year. The band called it quits in 1996, but banners have been popping up all over Barcelona hinting at their reunion. They've officially announced a series of tour dates for next spring that include Primavera Sound Festival and Field Day in London. More

Ride on “Nowhere”

Mark Gardener and Andy Bell on 1990's Shoegaze Classic

Nov 18, 2013

Arguably second only to My Bloody Valentine's LovelessRide's Nowhere is now revered as one of the shoegaze era's best albums. More

Aug 20, 2013

Mark Gardener (formerly of Ride) and Robin Guthrie (formerly of Cocteau Twins) will be releasing a full-length collaborative album, likely later in 2013. We spoke to Gardener about it. More

Rhino Records Reissues Ride’s Debut LP, Nowhere

The two-disc special edition also includes Today Forever EP and Live Show

Nov 10, 2010

British shoegaze outfit Ride came to prominence in 1990 with Nowhere, the band's debut LP that labeled Ride, practically overnight, a force to be reckoned with in the U.K. music scene. More


Interviews

Track-By-Track: Ride’s Mark Gardener on “Nowhere”

The Classic Shoegaze Album: Dissected

Sep 17, 2015

Nowhere celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and in honor of that milestone, Ride’s Mark Gardener—who also shared songwriting duties on the album—hopped on the phone with us to look back at all eight tracks that appeared on the record’s initial release. More

Ride’s Mark Gardener on the Band’s Reunion Tour

Plus: Could this Reunion Mean New Music is on the Way?

Sep 16, 2015

This October, Ride's landmark debut record Nowhere celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they’re setting out on their first extensive world tour since their split in the mid-1990s. We spoke to Mark Gardener about the details behind Ride’s reunion, their upcoming tour dates, and whether or not getting the band back together could mean that new music might be in the works.  More

Ride on “Nowhere”

Mark Gardener and Andy Bell on 1990's Shoegaze Classic

Nov 18, 2013

Arguably second only to My Bloody Valentine's LovelessRide's Nowhere is now revered as one of the shoegaze era's best albums. More

Ride’s Mark Gardener

Nowhere Celebrated

Feb 24, 2011

This month Rhino Records reissued Ride's seminal debut LP, Nowhere, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album's release. To commemorate, guitarist/vocalist Mark Gardener took some time from his current studio and soundtrack work to speak with Under the Radar about his band's milestone. More


Reviews

Weather Diaries

Weather Diaries

Wichita

Jun 20, 2017

Over the years we've probed Ride again and again about the possibility of new music. Kudos to them for keeping coy through all of our haranguing (which, no doubt, they've received from everyone they've ever spoken to in the 20 years since their dissolution.) More

Weather Diaries

Weather Diaries

Wichita

Jun 20, 2017

The first four songs on Weather DiariesRide's first album in 21 years, nod to the shoegazing band's early '90s output. Feel-wise and melodically, the intention is there but unfortunately the songs aren't.  More

Nowhere25

Nowhere25

Ride Music

Dec 10, 2015

Ride marking the 25th anniversary of its seminal album, Nowhere, has a two-pronged effect: it's hard to believe over a quarter of a century has passed since the term shoegaze was first coined, and, just how much that ages those who were there from the start-Ride included.  More

Best Kept Secret: Awards Edition

June 21st, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Last weekend, the third edition of Best Kept Secret went down in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands at the Beekse Bergen wild animal park.  More