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