RIDE

05.07

Ride, formed in 1988 in Oxford, gained prominence in 1990 with the release of the acclaimed “Nowhere,” showcasing a neo-psychedelic Wall of Sound. Despite being labeled as shoegazers, their emphasis on songcraft and dynamics set them apart. The band’s evolution continued with “Going Blank Again” (1992) and “Carnival of Light” (1994), incorporating power pop and folk-rock. After disbanding in 1996, members pursued various projects until reuniting in 2014. Their comeback produced albums like “Weather Diaries” (2017) and “This Is Not a Safe Place” (2019), returning them to the UK charts. In 2022, Ride launched a reissue campaign, bringing back classic albums and EPs.