Ride have released ‘Jump Jet’, the latest single to be released from their new album ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ – and you can listen to now on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
With references to the rise of AIs, ‘Jump Jet’ is a space-groove ode to life in a touring band and follows on from previous singles ‘Future Love’ and ‘Repetition’.
‘This Is Not A Safe Place’, which was released in mid August via Wichita Recordings to a wealth or critical and commercial success, becoming the band’s highest charting album in 25 years in the process. It sees the rejuvenated Oxford four-piece reunite with revered DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, who was on production duties for 2017’s ‘Weather Diaries’.
Following the successful release and hectic touring schedule from ‘Weather Diaries’, Ride gathered influences from sources such as the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican, and the post punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, to make an album which contains echoes of their earliest days as a band, while bringing these elements into 2019.
‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ came together in a matter of weeks at the end of 2018, and start of 2019, the sound of a band embracing their new found creativity and rejuvenated dynamic. The record also sees Ride reunite with sound engineer Alan Moulder, who is on mixing duties for his fourth Ride record, following ‘Weather Diaries’, ‘Going Blank Again’ and their 1990 debut album ‘Nowhere’ (an album whose artwork is wonderfully echoed in the cover of ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’).
Ride – Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence Colbert, and Steve Queralt – reformed in 2014, releasing their first album in over 20 years in 2017. ‘Weather Diaries’ was greeted by a raft of critical and commercial acclaim, reaching number 11 in the UK album charts. It also saw Ride reunited with Wichita Records’ Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with the band during their early years on Creation Records.
Fri 29 Nov – Norwich, The Waterfront
Sat 30 Nov – Sheffield, The Plug
Sun 01 Dec – Birmingham, The O2 Institute
Tue 03 Dec – Oxford, Oxford Town Hall
Wed 04 Dec – Glasgow SWG3
Thu 05 Dec – Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
Fri 06 Dec – Newcastle upon Tyne Boiler Shop
Sun 08 Dec – Southampton Engine Rooms
Mon 09 Dec – London Barbican Centre
Wed 11 Dec – Leeds Beckett University
Thu 12 Dec – Manchester O2 Ritz