It's the first new music since they reformed in 2014
Ride will release their first album in over 20 years in 2017.
The four-piece last released a full-length record, Tarantula, in March 1996. The band broke up later that year.
Ride officially reunited in 2014 for a tour. Speaking to Uncut in early 2015, they discussed the possibility of recording new music once the tour was completed.
“I think some great things will come out of this [reunion],” said Mark Gardener. “Because I know how good the feeling is. It’s lovely to have a second run like this.”
“I don’t want to spook the horse, I’d like to see where it goes after the gigs,” added Andy Bell.
“With Ride, there were a lot of people that wanted to see us play together again,” said Loz Colbert. “It feels like maybe we didn’t get to fulfill some aspects of some things that we like to do. I hope we get a chance to do that. I’d be disappointed if that was all we did.”
It now appears that the band are working on their first album in over 20 years. DJ Erol Alkan first broke the news – as well as revealing that he would be producing the forthcoming LP – on his Instagram account, posting an in-the-studio picture of the band recording with the caption “Currently in the studio with Ride producing their forthcoming album.”
See Alkan’s post, as well as a picture from the band themselves, below.
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