Ride – Charm Assault

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So Ride return with ‘Charm Assault’, their first new music in twenty years, and it’s pretty much everything a Ride fan would expect from Ride. Jangling coruscating guitars, menacing bass lines, Laurence Colbert fantastic drumming and Mark Gardener’s distinctive melodic vocal.

Andy Bell says: “Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we’d kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one.”

The band also today announce that they will be playing the opening night of the BBC 6music Festival at Glasgow’s Barrowland on 24th March. Ride also play the following live shows:

Tue 21st March Limelight, Belfast, UK
Wed 22nd March Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
13th – 16th July Festival Internacional de Benicàssim

 

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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