Ride - This Is Not A Safe Place //Wichita// (Released 16th August)




£25.99 – Limited Edition Green Coloured Vinyl 2xLP & DLC

£22.99 – Standard 2xLP & DLC

Legendary Oxford shoegazers Ride return with This Is Not A Safe Place, the sixth studio album of their career and their second since reforming in 2014. As with their previous album, Weather Diaries (2017) Erol Alkan was in the producer’s chair, and Alan Moulder (with Caesar Edmunds) took care of the mixing (making this the fourth Ride album he has worked on).

Gathering influences from sources such as the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican, and the post punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, Ride have made an album which contains echoes of their earliest days as a band, while bringing these elements into 2019. Both musically and lyrically, this is clearly an album made by a band who love being back together and who are at the very top of their game.

The first single is the sparkling “Future Love” which feature Ride’s lush, signature harmonies. “Future Love is a song about the beginning of a relationship, when everything feels possible” says the band’s Andy Bell. They’ve always had a Byrds side to them and that plays out nicely here, just as it did on Nowhere (1990) and Going Blank Again (1992).


A1. R.I.D.E.

A2. Future Love

A3. Repetition

B1. Kill Switch

B2. Clouds Of Saint Marie

B3. Eternal Recurrence

C1. 15 Minutes

C2. Jump Jet

C3. Dial Up

D1. End Game

D2. Shadows Behind The Sun

D3. In This Room

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Green Coloured Vinyl 2xLP, Standard 2xLP