Ride Share New Single “Last Frontier”

Ride Share new single "Last Frontier," the track is off the UK band's forthcoming album Interplay, available March 29th 2024
Ride Photo Credit: Cal McIntyre

Ride share new single “Last Frontier,” the latest single off their forthcoming LP Interplay, March 29, 2024 March via Wichita Recordings/PIAS. Along with track, the UK quartet have announced new dates in North America, the UK, and Ireland. Interplay is Ride’s third album since reforming in 2014, the follow-up to 2017’s Weather Diaries and 2019’s This Is Not A Safe Place.

“Last Frontier” pairs kaleidoscopic layers of sound with classic indie songwriting. Speaking on the track, guitarist and singer Andy Bell says: “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. 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.”

Ride includes guitarist/vocalists Andy Bell and Mark Gardener, alongside drummer Laurence “Loz” Colbert and bassist Steve Queralt, Ride was formed in Oxford in 1988; four friends rooted in art-school aesthetics who combined 60s guitar-pop sensibilities with avalanches of noise and driving rhythms. It was a recalibration of indie-rock that would come to be defined as “shoegaze,” and with their seminal 1990 debut, Nowhere came a run of critical and commercial success that eventually hit the skids in 1996, with intra-band turmoil prompting them to call it a day.

Wichita Recordings/PIAS

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

Ride 2024 Tour Dates

5/11 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
5/13 – Montreal, QB @ Theatre Fairmount
5/14 – Toronto, ON @ Concert Hall
5/15 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
5/16 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
5/19 – Denver, Colorado @ Gothic Theater
5/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
5/23 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theater
5/25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
9/2 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight
9/3 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
9/4 – Cork, Ireland @ Cyprus Avenue
9/6 – Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
9/7 – Newcastle, UK @ Boilershop
9/8 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG 3 TV Studio
9/10 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
9/12 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
9/13 – Manchester, UK @ New Century
9/14 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
9/16 – Falmouth, UK @ Princess Pavilions
9/17 – Portsmouth, UK @ Guildhall
9/18 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
9/20 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
9/21 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Halls
9/22 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction

Pre-order Interplay by Ride HERE


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