Ride share “Repetition” from forthcoming album This Is Not A Safe Place, announce North American tour dates

Ride share “Repetition” from forthcoming album This Is Not A Safe Place, announce North American tour dates
Photo: Steve Gullick

Want your minds blown wide apart, noise-pop-lovers? Here goes: It has been damn-near THIRTY years since UK shoegazers Ride released their seminal first EPs and debut album Nowhere.

Yeah, I know! I remember EXACTLY where I was when I heard that first EP so don’t be a-whining about getting older and shaking your fist at inanimate objects and putting your back out while getting up from the can. I’ve heard it all before (and did the last two just yesterday, dagnabbit!). You can’t fight age, but some know how to do it gracefully while keeping their hearts flush with youthful enthusiasm.

Despite experiencing more ups and downs than many of its peers, the quartet has been on the rise for the past few years and has steadily been making new noise and playing live with a renewed zest reminiscent of its halcyon days. With a new album due in August, the band has announced a slew of new North American tour dates and has shared a new track called “Repetition.”

Oxford’s finest (take that Radiohead!) will release This Is Not A Safe Place on August 16 through Wichita Recordings. Once again produced by Erol Alkan (who produced 2017’s Weather Diaries) and mixed by the master of the genre, Alan Moulder (The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Lush, Moby, U2, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails…yeah), the album features twelve new tracks, including new single “Repetition” below.

UK dates have already been booked for November/December but the band have announced a batch of North American shows too, beginning on September 16 in Detroit through to October 16 in the home of the Rickenbacker, Santa Ana. All dates and more can be found below. Pre-order This Is Not A Safe Place here, young’uns!


This Is Not A Safe Place tracklisting:

01. R.I.D.E.
02. Future Love
03. Repetition
04. Kill Switch
05. Clouds of Saint Marie
06. Eternal Recurrence
07. Fifteen Minutes
08. Jump Jet
09. Dial Up
10. End Game
11. Shadows Behind the Sun
12. In This Room

Ride sharing:

07.17.19 - Kallithea, Greece - Ejekt Festival
08.29.19 - Auckland, New Zealand - Powerstation
08.31.19 - Perth, Australia - The Astor Theatre
09.04.19 - Brisbane, Australia - The Tivoli
09.05.19 - Melbourne, Australia - Forum Melbourne
09.06.19 - Sydney, Australia - The Enmore Theatre
09.13-15.16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
09.16.19 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
09.17.19 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
09.18.19 - Montreal, QC - Fairmount
09.20.19 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
09.21.19 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
09.22.19 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09.24.19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09.26.19 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
09.27.19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
09.28.19 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
09.29.19 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10.01.19 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10.02.19 - Dallas, TX - Tree’s
10.04.19 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
10.07.19 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
10.08.19 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
10.09.19 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10.11.19 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
10.14.19 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
10.15.19 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10.16.19 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
11.05.19 - Tokyo, Japan - Ex Theater Roppongi
11.06.19 - Osaka, Japan - Umeda Club Quattro
11.29.19 - Norwich, UK - The Waterfront
11.30.19 - Sheffield, UK - The Plug
12.01.19 - Birmingham, UK - The O2 Institute
12.03.19 - Oxford, UK - Oxford Town Hall
12.04.19 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
12.05.19 - Aberdeen - The Lemon Tree
12.06.19 - Newcastle, UK - Tyne Boiler Shop
12.08.19 - Southampton, UK - Engine Rooms
12.09.19 - London, UK - Barbican Centre
12.11.19 - Leeds, UK - Beckett University
12.12.19 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
01.28.20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Kelder Paradiso
01.29.20 - Antwerp, Belgium - Muziekcentrum Trix
01.30.20 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria Theater
01.31.20 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
02.02.20 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
02.03.20 - Munich, Germany - Strom Munchen
02.04.20 - Milan, Italy - Santeria Toscana 31
02.07.20 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo
02.08.20 - Madrid, Spain - Sala But
02.10.20 - Lisbon, Portugal - LAV - Lisboa al Vivo
02.11.20 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
02.13.20 - Paris, France - Le Trianon

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