RIDE ANNOUNCE EP + SHARE NEW SINGLE “CATCH YOU DREAMING”
Ride is announcing the forthcoming release of their Tomorrow‘s Shore EP, available on February 16th on 12″ vinyl, digital download and streaming services. Kicking off with recent single “Pulsar,” the four track EP is made up of new songs “Keep It Surreal,” “Cold Water People,” and “Catch You Dreaming.” Apocalyptic closer “Catch You Dreaming” is unveiled today as the second single to be lifted from the EP. A defiantly reflective, blissed out, yet wistful six minute zero gravity swirl, the track showcases yet another side to the reborn and rejuvenated Ride, who last summer returned with their first new music in twenty years. Greeted by a hail of critical and commercial success, the Oxford four piece – Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Loz Colbert, and Steve Queralt – teamed up with producer Erol Alkan and mixer Alan Moulder (the man behind the controls of their classic albums Nowhere and Going Blank Again) for their acclaimed 2017 album Weather Diaries. The album also saw Ride once again working with Wichita Records’ Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with the band during their early years on Creation Records.
“‘Catch You Dreaming’ is written from the perspective of being one of the last two people alive, watching as the Universe is ending,” explains lead guitarist and vocalist Andy Bell. “The protagonist looks back over the time when humanity existed, realising that we as humans brought about our own inevitable demise. Then the couple look back over their own lives of shared memories and as they are sharing this moment, everything vaporises. It’s a love song about fate, nostalgia, and having no regrets.”
“Catch You Dreaming'” was originally written during the Weather Diaries sessions in Autumn 2016, and sees the continuation of their working relationship with Moulder and Alkan, the same combination who helped shape their richly layered and multi-faceted comeback album.
Today also sees Ride announce a headline show at ULU on February 16th to mark the release of Tomorrow‘s Shore. Having graced the main stages at Glastonbury, Primavera and Latitude in recent years, and completed a sold out headline tour culminating at London’s Forum, tickets for the intimate confines of ULU – where the band played some of their seminal shows in the early 90’s – are sure the be in intense demand when they go on sale today.
Produced by Erol Alkan, Weather Diaries 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 Dick Green and Mark Bowen, 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.
After a lengthy hiatus, Ride reformed in 2014. Comprised of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Loz Colbert, and Steve Queralt, the band sold out headline tours around the world to a plethora of critical acclaim, as well as show stopping turns at festivals including Coachella, Primavera and Field Day.
Release Date: February 16, 2018
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Tomorrow’s Shore Track Listing
2. Keep It Surreal
3. Cold Water People
4. Catch You Dreaming