One of the leading lights of the early 90's shoegaze scene, Ride reformed in 2014, releasing their first album in over 20 years in 2017. Weather Diaries was produced by Erol Alkan and greeted by a raft of critical and commercial acclaim, reaching number 11 in the UK album charts. It also saw Ride reunited with Wichita Recordings' Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with the band during their early years on Creation Records. The follow-up, 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 newfound creativity and rejuvenated dynamic. As well as working with Erol Alkan for a second time on production, their sixth record also saw Ride reunite with sound engineer Alan Moulder, who is on mixing duties for this fourth Ride record, following Weather Diaries, Going Blank Again, and their 1990 seminal debut album Nowhere (an album whose artwork is wonderfully echoed on the cover of This Is Not A Safe Place). This Is Not A Safe Place charted at UK #7 on release in August 2019, the band's highest chart position in 25 years.
Ride are currently working on new material, as well as touring Nowhere for its 30th anniversary throughout 2022. The band's classic Creation Records albums Nowhere, Going Blank Again, and 4 EPs, the first collection of Ride's early EPs on one record, were reissued on vinyl, cd, and digital on November 4 by Wichita Recordings.
Ride are Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence Colbert, and Steve Queralt.