Not long ago shoegaze legends Ride announced they've been working on their first studio album in 20 years with producer Erol Alkan. The band has now confirmed that the album is due out next summer and is still untitled. Andy Bell also revealed a few more exciting and intriguing details to Uncut: the "trashy and poppy" yet "ambient and psychedelic" album was recorded over 17 days and features material that developed from jams Ride recorded at soundchecks while on tour. From the interview*:
"There's a couple where one person has brought in the entire thing, but there are far more where we've jammed out something and one of us has taken the initiative to do the melody and words, or some other permutation of it all. At times, it's quite trashy and poppy and other times it's quite ambient and psychedelic. It's equal parts Motorhead and William Basinski. Aggressive ambience!"
Ride's new album is sure to be a phenomenal sonic experience! Catch up with Ride on their official website, Facebook, and Twitter.
*The interview is part of Uncut's 2017 preview which is only available to subscribers, however Ride posted a scan of the interview here.
Published December 27th, 2016