When we heard of the return of shoegaze legends RIDE we all had high hopes. Hopes that were only dwarfed by the band’s LP Weather Diaries, and now a few months down the line from this seminal moment they’ve released a brand new track from the LP ‘Pulsar’.
As you might expect, the song is full of space-like synths and unadulterated layering to make a sonicscape that is almost inescapable.
Loz Colbert said: “’Pulsar’ reimagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords. The song title tips its head to the 60’s instrumental ’Telstar’ in name and theme; and the idea was to come up with some kind of ‘space anthem’ about light, existence, travel and return. The band all contributed to make the song what it is, and it all really came together in the studio when we worked with Erol Alkan once again, following on from the success of the ‘Weather Diaries’ sessions”.
Following on from this band they’ve also got a UK tour ahead of them. Details are below the brand new track.
07/11 London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
08/11 Birmingham, O2 Institute
09/11 Bristol, SWX
10/11 Leeds, Beckett Students Union
12/11 Liverpool, O2 Academy 1
13/11 Newcastle, Boiler Shop
14/11 Edinburgh, Queens Hall
16/11 Glagow, SSE Hydro (with Mogwai)