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Rockaway Beach Announces First Artists For 2025 Edition

Leftfield, Ride and Spiritualized confirmed as headliners for January's event

Jun 14, 2024

Rockaway Beach has announced its first artists for the 2025 edition, including Ride, Leftfield and Spiritualized as headliners. More

Under the Radar Announces The ’90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore on the Covers

Issue 72 Also Features Articles on Britpop and Shoegaze, As Well as Interviews with the Cast of Twin Peaks, Garbage, The Cranberries, Pavement, Lisa Loeb, Supergrass, Spiritualized, Gus Van Sant, Terry Gilliam, Lush, Blonde Redhead, and More

Apr 19, 2024

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 72, The ’90s Issue, which features interviews with musicians and film directors known for their work in that decade and has The Cardigans and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on the two covers. As well as articles on Britpop, shoegaze, and the TV show Twin Peaks (for which we spoke to much of the cast), the issue includes interviews with Garbage, The Cranberries, Pavement, Lisa Loeb, Supergrass, Spiritualized, Lush, Ride, Velocity Girl, Gus Van Sant, Penelope Spheeris, Terry Gilliam, Stereo MC’s, Semisonic, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney, and more. More

Mar 29, 2024

Legendary British shoegazers Ride have released a new album, Interplay, today via Wichita and PIAS. Now that it’s out, you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our rave review of the album and earlier in the month we posted our interview with the band about Interplay. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Ride, Vampire Weekend, Drahla, Waxahatchee, and More

Plus Hana Vu, The Lemon Twigs, Cola, Metronomy, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 15, 2024

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2024. It was a somewhat slow week for new songs, perhaps because a lot of the music industry is at SXSW, but there were more than enough that impressed us. More

Mar 14, 2024

Legendary British shoegazers Ride are releasing a new album, Interplay, on March 29 via Wichita and PIAS. Now they have shared its third single, “Monaco.” Also we recently posted our new interview with the band about the album. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: DIIV, Waxahatchee, Jessica Pratt, Vampire Weekend, Maya Hawke, and More

Plus Boeckner, English Teacher, Parsnip, Ride, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 16, 2024

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2024. It was a stacked week for new tracks. Vampire Weekend released two songs and they both made the list (and might’ve charted even higher if they had just put out one song and not split the vote). Even most of the honorable mentions are great this week and would’ve made the main list on other weeks. More

Ride Share New Song “Last Frontier” and Announce New Tour Dates

Interplay Due Out March 29 via Wichita/PIAS

Feb 15, 2024

Legendary British shoegazers Ride are releasing a new album, Interplay, on March 29 via Wichita and PIAS. Now they have shared its second single, “Last Frontier,” and announced some new tour dates, including some North American ones this May. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Waxahatchee, The Last Dinner Party, Julia Holter, The Smile, and More

Plus Ride, Sleater-Kinney, Omni, Youth Lagoon, TORRES, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2024

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2024. This week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks, as we didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week due to it being the first week of the year and there not being a lot of worthy songs to consider. But this week the music industry was in full swing, with plenty of important album announcements. More

Ride Announce New Album, Share New Song “Peace Sign”

Interplay Due Out March 29 via Wichita/PIAS

Jan 11, 2024

Legendary British shoegazers Ride have announced a new album, Interplay, and shared its first single, “Peace Sign.” More

The Charlatans and Ride Announce New North American Co-Headlining Tour Dates for January

The Charlatans Will Perform Between 10th and 11th and Ride Will Perform Nowhere

Sep 25, 2023

At the start of this year The Charlatans and Ride teamed up for some co-headlining North American tour dates and next January they are doing it again. As with the previous tour, Britpop and Madchester survivors The Charlatans will be performing their 1992-released sophomore album, Between 10th and 11th, and shoegazing icons Ride will perform their 1990-released debut album, Nowhere. More

Jun 06, 2023

Mantra of the Cosmos, a new British Supergroup featuring members of Happy Mondays, The Who, Oasis, and Ride, share their debut single “Gorilla Guerilla” through a music video via BMG. More

Nov 29, 2022

The Charlatans and Ride have announced a North American co-headline tour for 2023. Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday (Dec. 2) at 10 a.m. local time. More

Oct 07, 2022

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, has announced the release of three new EPs featuring remixes, acoustic versions, and covers of songs which inspired Bell during the creation of his most recent solo album, Flicker. The first EP, entitled, I Am A Strange Loop, is out now. It features remixes of tracks from Flicker by a variety of artists. Bell has shared a video for a David Holmes remix of “The Sky Without You.” More

Jul 14, 2022

British record label Eat Your Own Ears has released a new EP today consisting of previously unreleased tracks from artists they have supported over the years. It is the first in a series of four EPs, released digitally alongside a set of limited-edition cassette tapes. The first EP features tracks by Four Tet, Ride (remixed by Robert Smith of The Cure), Sylvan Esso, Mount Kimbie, James Yorkston, and several other artists. More

Jul 05, 2022

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, has shared a cover of Pentangle’s 1969 song “Light Flight.” It is out now as a digital B-side to Bell’s single release of his song “Lifeline,” taken from his latest solo album, Flicker. More

Jan 11, 2022

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, has announced the release of a new solo album, Flicker, which will be out on February 11 via Sonic Cathedral. Bell has also shared a video for the album’s lead single “Something Like Love.” More

Ride Announce 2022 U.K. Tour

Tour Will Commemorate 30th Anniversary of Nowhere

Oct 18, 2021

Iconic ’90s British shoegaze band Ride have announced a 2022 tour across the U.K. The tour is in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Nowhere, the band’s 1990 debut album. Originally planned for 2020, the tour had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EST. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: LUMP, Villagers, Magdalena Bay, Meatbodies, and More

Plus Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, Ade & Connan Mockasin, POND, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 02, 2021

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week we were feeling a bit indecisive and couldn’t really narrow it down to a Top 10, so we went with a Top 12 instead. More

Ride’s Andy Bell Announces New Album as GLOK, Shares New Song “Maintaining the Machine”

Pattern Recognition Due Out October 1 via Bytes; Single Features Sinead O’Brien and Simone Marie Butler

Jul 02, 2021

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, has announced a new album under his side project GLOK, Pattern Recognition, and shared the album’s first single, “Maintaining the Machine,” which features Sinead O’Brien and Simone Marie Butler. More

Andy Bell Announces “Ever Decreasing Circles” Series of EPs, Shares Remix of “Indica”

First EP, The Indica Gallery, Will Be Out April 9 on Sonic Cathedral

Feb 18, 2021

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, has announced a new series of EPs and a compilation album, collectively titled Ever Decreasing Circles, to be released in the coming months. The first EP, The Indica Gallery, will be out April 9 on 12-inch vinyl and digital. It consists of five reworkings of songs from Bell’s debut solo album, 2020’s The View from Halfway Down, by British electronic artist Pye Corner Audio. The sixth and final track is a remix of Pye Corner Audio’s reworking of “Indica,” done by Bell under his GLOK moniker. More

Andy Bell of Ride – Stream His First Solo Album

The View From Halfway Down Out Now via Sonic Cathedral

Oct 09, 2020

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, has released his debut solo album, The View From Halfway Down, today on Sonic Cathedral. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. More

Andy Bell of Ride Shares Video for New Song “I Was Alone”

The View From Halfway Down Due Out October 9 on Sonic Cathedral

Sep 16, 2020

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, is releasing his debut solo album, The View From Halfway Down, on October 9 on Sonic Cathedral. Now he has shared a new song from the album, “I Was Alone,” via a video for it. More

Andy Bell of Ride Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares New Song “Love Comes In Waves”

The View From Halfway Down Due Out October 9 on Sonic Cathedral

Aug 11, 2020

Andy Bell, founding member of ’90s British shoegaze band Ride, has announced his debut solo album, The View From Halfway Down, and shared its first single, “Love Comes in Waves,” via a video for it. The album will be released October 9 on Sonic Cathedral. More

Ride Team Up with Pêtr Aleksänder For New Remix Album, Share Two New Tracks

Clouds in the Mirror Due Out May 1 via Wichita; Listen to New Versions of “Repetition” and “Clouds of Saint Marie”

Mar 10, 2020

British shoegazing icons Ride released a new album, This Is Not a Safe Place, last year via Wichita. Now they have announced a new remixed version of the album, entitled Clouds in the Mirror, in which each track has been reworked by Pêtr Aleksänder. They have also shared two tracks from it, remixes of “Repetition” and “Clouds of Saint Marie.” More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Big Thief, Jenny Hval, Julien Chang, Shura, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Ride, Chelsea Wolfe, Death Cab for Cutie, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 16, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a super strong week for new songs. There was lots of debate about how many tracks we should include this week and what would make the list. Hence we ended up with a Top 12, instead of our usual Top 10. There are also a whole lot of honorable mentions. More

Album of the Week: Sleater-Kinney

Plus Stream New Albums from Ride, Friendly Fires, Shura, Amason, Blanck Mass, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and More

Aug 16, 2019

Sleater-Kinney have released a new album, The Center Won’t Hold, today via Mom + Pop and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today: Amason, Blanck Mass, Friendly Fires, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Hold Steady, Oso Oso, Ride, and Shura. More

Ride – Stream the New Album

This Is Not a Safe Place Out Now via Wichita

Aug 16, 2019

British shoegazing icons Ride have released a new album, This Is Not a Safe Place, today via Wichita. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Ride Share New Song “Clouds of Saint Marie”

This Is Not a Safe Place Due Out This Friday via Wichita

Aug 13, 2019

British shoegazing icons Ride are releasing a new album, This Is Not a Safe Place, this Friday (August 16) via Wichita. Now they have shared the third single from the album, “Clouds of Saint Marie,” which leans into dream pop and is likely the final pre-release single from the album. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Anna Meredith, Lower Dens, Electric Youth, and More

Plus Jay Som, Jenny Hval, Ride, Penelope Isles, Gruff Rhys, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of the July 4th holiday; there really weren’t too many new songs last week. So this week’s edition covers songs from both this week and last week, hence we have 12 choices. More

Ride Share New Song “Repetition”

This Is Not a Safe Place Due Out August 16 via Wichita

Jul 02, 2019

British shoegazing icons Ride are releasing a new album, This Is Not a Safe Place, on August 16 via Wichita. Previously they shared its first single, “Future Love” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, “Repetition,” which has a bit of an ‘80s vibe to it. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Bruce Springsteen, Lucy Dacus, Marika Hackman, Ride, and More

Plus FKA twigs, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 26, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a plethora of strong tracks to choose from this week, thanks in part to both some new albums that were announced this week and some other albums that were released today. So much so that we have expanded it to a Top 12 this week (as we’ve done from time to time in the past). More

Ride Announce New Album, Share New Song “Future Love”

This Is Not a Safe Place Due Out August 16 via Wichita

Apr 23, 2019

British shoegazing icons Ride have announced a new album, This Is Not a Safe Place, and shared its first single, “Future Love.” More

Feb 16, 2018

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 to do some touring and finally released their first new album in 21 years, Weather Diaries, last June via Wichita. Today they have released a new EP, Tomorrow’s Shore, which includes the previously shared single “Catch You Dreaming” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now “Catch You Dreaming” has a video. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tune-Yards, Jack White, Ride, David Byrne, Karen O, and More

Plus Field Music, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian, The Radio Dept., Hookworms, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2018

We haven’t posted a Songs of the Week post in quite awhile, as there weren’t that many new songs of note over the holidays or at the start of the year, but this week there was an tidal wave of new tracks worth considering for this list. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10 (Franz Ferdinand and Marlon Williams almost made the Top 10). More

Ride Announce New EP, Share New Song “Catch You Dreaming”

Tomorrow's Shore Due Out February 16 via Wichita

Jan 09, 2018

British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 to do some touring and finally released their first new album in 21 years, Weather Diaries, last June via Wichita. Now they have announced a new EP, Tomorrow’s Shore, and shared one of its songs, “Catch You Dreaming.” More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017

Another Dark Year Was Brightened By a Plethora of Fantastic Albums

Dec 30, 2017

2016 was regarded as a fairly rough year by many, but 2017 was no walk in the park either. 2016 was mired by the deaths of several beloved musical icons (David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, and Sharon Jones among them) and the disappointing and divisive Presidential election, but in 2017 we had to deal with the ramifications of said election (we’d say that roughly 95% of the musicians we interview likely don’t support many, if any, of President Trump’s policies). More

Ride Share New Song Inspired by Space – “Pulsar”

Weather Diaries Out Now via Wichita

Nov 02, 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 brand new song, “Pulsar,” which isn’t featured on the album and is inspired by space. More

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 years, Weather 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 album, Weather 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 album, Weather 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 album, Weather 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 album, Weather 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 Festival. More

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 Loveless, Ride‘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

Ride on Forthcoming Seventh Album “Interplay”

Mark Gardener discusses the band's new long player, his studio, and Ride's tour plans for 2024

Mar 10, 2024

Ride release their seventh album Interplay at the end of March, so Under the Radar caught up with singer, guitarist and songwriter Mark Gardener to discuss the new record, his studio, and the band’s tour plans for this year. More

Jan 06, 2021

Andy Bell has had an illustrious career over the past 30 years as a member of Ride, Oasis, Beady Eye, and Hurricane #1. Last year he released his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down, which turned out to be one of 2020’s finest. More

Oct 30, 2019

It’s been a rewarding four years for Ride since the band returned to the live stage in the early part of 2015 after an 18-year hiatus. Since then, the Oxford, England-formed four-piece have recorded two critically acclaimed albums culminating in this year’s excellent This Is Not a Safe Place, a record some are calling their finest since 1992’s Going Blank Again. More

Ride on “Weather Diaries”

Impossible to Disembark

Sep 19, 2017

Timing is everything. Seminal early ‘90s U.K. group Ride broke up prior to the release of itsat the timefinal album, 1996’s Tarantula. Much was made of this split, marking it as acrimonious, when in reality it only lasted a few weeks with the members returning to each other quickly, albeit as friends, not band mates. More

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 Loveless, Ride‘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

Mar 28, 2024

I remember sitting in a Nottingham, England bar with Mark Gardener nearly 10 years ago when the Ride singer/guitarist told me the iconic ’90s shoegaze band were reforming. More

Jun 09, 2022

Ride warmed up for this weekend’s Primavera Sound festival by playing the seminal “Going Blank Again” as a whole in Brighton. More

Apr 25, 2022

Ride celebrate the 30th anniversary of seminal debut “Nowhere” in emphatic style More

Feb 27, 2018

Their second reunion well underway, Ride is back yet again with new music. The shoegaze pioneers put out a new record last year in the form of the New Wave-tinged LP, Weather Diaries. More

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

Jun 20, 2017

The first four songs on Weather Diaries, Ride‘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