Ride had their first 2017 gig last night in Belfast. Four songs from the new album were played: the two singles, Charm Assault and Home Is a Feeling, plus two unheard tracks named Lannoy Point and All I Want.
More info: Lannoy Point is Untitled #3 from last year's September gigs, which is good news as I really liked that song and Andy's guitar work on it. Pro-shot video from Bestival:
And here is a short clip of the other unheard tune, All I Want. It sounds promising when the guitars kick in but the intro is a tad "weird". It has some sampled vocals by Mark I believe, probably what Andy was talking about in this interview:
Ride's first album in over twenty years, Weather Diaries, will be released June 16th via Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, and 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 Mark Bowen and Dick Green, 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’.
Loved Lannoy Point! Hope the studio version is just as good as this live one. Home Is A Feeling is great and Charm Assault has grown quite a lot on me. I've been playing them on repeat today. Bring on Weather Diaries!!!
It's available for the next 29 days starting from today. You have to be in the UK to watch it though, or you have to use some kind of VPN of similar tricks(the Chrome extension named Beebs works well for example, just remember to disable it when you don't need it)