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Ahead of their hotly-anticipated visit to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall in a fortnight, shoegaze legends Ride have shared a brand new song called Pulsar. You can listen to it right here.
The Oxford outfit – fronted by Oasis/Beady Eye‘s Andy Bell and Mark Gardener – released comeback album Weather Diaries during the summer. Their first new record in 21 years, it featured the singles Home Is A Feeling, Charm Assault and All I Want.
Now, just days before a UK tour that brings them to the Capital, Ride have shared Erol Alkan-produced non-album track Pulsar.
“Pulsar re-imagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords,” says Ride drummer Loz Colbert.
“The song title tips its head to the 60s instrumental Telstar in name and theme – and the idea was to come up with some kind of ‘space anthem’ about light, existence, travel and return.
“The band all contributed to make the song what it is, and it all really came together in the studio when we worked with Erol Alkan once again, following on from the success of the Weather Diaries sessions.”
Check out Ride’s UK tour dates below – and then listen Pulsar.
Tuesday 7 – London Forum Kentish Town
Wednesday 8 – Birmingham O2 Institute
Thursday 9 – Bristol SWX
Friday 10 – Leeds Beckett Student Union
Sunday 12 – Liverpool Academy
Monday 13 – Newcastle Boiler Shop
Tuesday 14 – Edinburgh Queen’s Hall