Ride Announce New Album ‘Interplay’, Share New Single ‘Peace Sign’

    Ride have announced a new album called Interplay. The follow-up to 2019’s This Is Not A Safe Place lands on March 29 via Wichita Recordings/PIAS. Check out the lead single ‘Peace Sign’ below, and scroll down for the LP’s cover artwork and tracklist.

    “‘Peace Sign’ started life as a jam recorded at Marks’ OX4 studio, in early 2021,” guitarist and singer Andy Bell said in a press release. “We called it ‘Berlin’ and initially it featured Loz on drums, Steve on bass, and myself on a prophet 5 synth. About six months later I got hold of the recording and wrestled it into song form. Lyrically I was inspired by a film called The Alpinist about the visionary free climber Marc-André Leclerc. Soon after I’d finished working on the song I remember I was raving to my bandmates about Leclerc at OX4, and a good memory of that time was us all watching that film at Mark’s studio.”

    The band produced This Is Not A Safe Place with Richie Kennedy, and the record was mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer. “This album has taken a long time to make, and has seen the band go through a lot of ups and downs; maybe the most of any Ride album,” Bell commented. “But it has seen us come through the process as a band in a good place, feeling able to shake off the past, and ready to celebrate the combined musical talents that brought us together in the first place.”

    Interplay Cover Artwork:

    Interplay Tracklist:

    1. Peace Sign

    2. Last Frontier
    3. Light in a Quiet Room
    4. Monaco
    5. I Came to See the Wreck
    6. Stay Free
    7. Last Night I Came
    8. Sunrise Chaser
    9. Midnight Rider
    10. Portland Rocks
    11. Essaouira
    12. Yesterday Is Just a Song

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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