Ride have released a new single “Lannoy Point”, meditating on the state of broken Britain and hoping for a new start to turn things around. Hear the anthemic, chiming opener from the forthcoming Weather Diaries as premiered on NME.com or at the link above. Ride’s blistering new album Weather Diaries, their first album in over 20 years, is due out next week on Friday June 16th through Wichita Recordings.
Ride frontman Mark Gardner elaborates on his frustrations with the state of the nation poured into “Lannoy Point’s” lyrics, “Lyrically ‘Lannoy Point’ is my reflection on what the fuck is going on with all this backward ‘Little Britain’ depressing, blind faith, Brexit times we find ourselves in. As I muse on in the chorus, I hope that ‘A better sense can start again’ to find our way out of this mess!”
Bassist Steve Queralt counters with his pithy insight into the writing of the track, “‘Lannoy Point’ is the result of going synth shopping in the States. I found an old Poly 61 exactly the same as the one I had when I was very young and the backing track is the sound of my bank account emptying as I shipped it back to London.”
The new track comes in the same week as Ride announces a series of listening events across North America all taking place on June 15th 2017, the night before the album drops. The listening events will be the first full album playbacks and there will also be free promo items available along with contests for t-shirts and gratis items with purchase while supplies last.
In addition, Ride also announces their upcoming tour across the UK in November, starting off at London’s Kentish Town Forum on November 7th. Full details are below, with the Oxford four piece also calling at Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Having already confirmed a handful of eagerly anticipated UK festival shows for this summer – including Glastonbury, Latitude and Green Man Festival – and a truly special homecoming show at Oxford New Theatre on July 10th, today’s announcement of a full UK tour adds to what’s shaping up to a burgeoning year of live activity for the revitalized four piece. Additionally Ride announced a new intimate London date as part of Erol Alkan’s To The Rhythm residency at XOYO on July 28th, further extending their current collaboration with the feted DJ, producer and remixer.
6/12 – London @ Village Underground SOLD OUT
6/19 – London @ Rough Trade East (Instore + signing) 7pm – SOLD OUT in advance, 100 wristbands available at RTE 9am 6/16
6/20 – Oxford @ Fopp (Signing) 5.30pm – get tickets
6/22 – Kingston New Slang (Instore) 9pm – get tickets
6/23 – Pilton, Somerset @ Glastonbury Festival
17/10 – Oxford @ New Theatre – get tickets
7/11 – 02 Ritz @ Manchester International Festival – get tickets
7/28 – London @ To The Rhythm at XOYO – get tickets
7/17 – Suffolk @ Latitude Festival
8/17 – Brecon Beacons, Wales @ Green Man Festival
11/7 – London @ Forum Kentish Town – get tickets
11/8 – Birmingham @ O2 Institute – get tickets
11/9 – Bristol @ SWX – get tickets
11/10 – Leeds @ Beckett Student Union get tickets
11/12 – Liverpool @ Academy- get tickets
11/13 – Newcastle @ Boiler Shop – get tickets
11/14 – Edinburgh @ Queens Hall – get tickets