Ride have announced details of the sixth album due in August.
Following their hugely successful comeback album Weather Diaries, Ride are to release a follow-up album via Dick Green’s Wichita label. This Is Not A Safe Place is released on August 16th and will be available as a colour vinyl alongside the standard vinyl and compact disc.
The album has been preceded by the rather fine single Future Love which you can listen to below.
The tracklisting for the album is:
- Future Love
- Kill Switch
- Clouds of Saint Marie
- Eternal Recurrence
- 15 Minutes
- Jump Jet
- Dial Up
- End Game
- Shadows Behind the Sun
- In This Room
The press release for the album states:
Ride have revealed details of their forthcoming album ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’, to be released 16th August via Wichita Recordings.
‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ sees the rejuvenated Oxford four piece reunite with DJ and producer Erol Alkan, who was on production duties for 2017’s ‘Weather Diaries’. Rekindling that creative partnership has once again seen Ride push their sound forward, as hypnotic rhythms and washes of lush guitars come together with leftfield electronic influences. The combination creates a sound rich in their trademark shoegaze atmosphere, whilst simultaneously sounding fresh and creatively ambitious.
‘Future Love’ is the first song to be unveiled from ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ (listen below). An unguarded, gloriously optimistic song, ‘Future Love’ brings together many of Ride’s best loved elements. Layers of guitars’ chime and drone, as the Oxford quartet effortlessly meld shoegazing dynamics, melodic psychedelia with their distinctive Transatlantic harmonies. It’s a song steeped in the heady haze of the start of a relationship, when anything seems possible, and one that’s sure to strike a chord as the shimmering start of the summer comes into view.
Following the successful release and hectic touring schedule from ‘Weather Diaries’, the band gathered influences from sources such as The Barbican’s Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition, and the post punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, to make an album which contains echoes of their earliest days as a band, while bringing these elements into 2019. ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ came together in a matter of weeks at the end of 2018, and start of 2019, the sound of a band embracing their new found creativity and rejuvenated dynamic. Their sixth record also sees Ride reunite with sound engineer Alan Moulder, who is on mixing duties for this fourth Ride record, following ‘Weather Diaries’, ‘Going Blank Again’ and their 1990 debut album ‘Nowhere’ (an album whose artwork is wonderfully echoed on the newly revealed cover of ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’).