Ride Release New Song ‘Last Frontier’

    Ride have shared a new single, ‘Last Frontier’, which will appear on their forthcoming LP Interplay. Following lead offering ‘Peace Sign’, the track comes with the announcent of a run of tour dates in North America, the UK, and Ireland. Check it out and see the list of dates below.

    “This was the runt of the litter of the very first jam session from Mark’s OX4 Studio and I didn’t even include it on my shortlist of the best tracks,” the band’s Andy Bell said in a statement. “It was our producer Richie Kennedy who saw the potential of the song, and we attacked this with a vengeance at Vada studio. A complete revamp of the backing track and arrangement was needed and we took it right back to basics, more towards a pounding Joy Division feel. For the topline, I tried improvising at the mic, singing it all different ways, and coming up with new parts on the spot. I felt really exposed but kind of said to myself, ‘you’re among friends, it’s good to push yourself to try new ways to write.’ It feels different to every vocal I’ve ever done. It’s still a new way of working for me but it’s something I want to continue trying as I think it makes for better vocal lines; a good mixture of written and improvised.”

    Interplay is out on March 29 through Wichita Recordings/PIAS.

    May 11 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
    May 13 – Montreal, QB – Theatre Fairmount
    May 14 – Toronto, ON – Concert Hall
    May 15 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
    May 16 – Chicago, IL – Metro
    May 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
    May 19 – Denver, Colorado – Gothic Theater
    May 22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
    May 23 – Portland, OR – Mission Theater
    May 25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
    Sep 2 – Belfast, UK – Limelight
    Sep 3 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
    Sep 4 – Cork, Ireland – Cyprus Avenue
    Sep 6 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
    Sep 7 – Newcastle, UK – Boilershop
    Sep 8 – Glasgow, UK – SWG 3 TV Studio
    Sep 10 – Liverpool, UK – Invisible Wind Factory
    Sep 12 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
    Sep 13 – Manchester, UK – New Century
    Sep 14 – Bristol, UK – SWX
    Sep 16 – Falmouth, UK – Princess Pavilions
    Sep 17 – Portsmouth, UK – Guildhall
    Sep 18 – Brighton, UK – Chalk
    Sep 20 – London, UK – Roundhouse
    Sep 21 – Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Halls
    Sep 22 – Cambridge, UK – Junction

    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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