NEWS: Ride announce live show and re-issue of Creation-era albums

NEWS: Ride announce live show and re-issue of Creation-era albums

Shoegazing legends Ride have announced an extra special ‘Going Blank Again’ 30th anniversary show at new Soho venue HERE, at the Outernet on Saturday 5th November. Also featuring curated visuals by the band, tickets for this are on sale now and going fast from Dice. The afterparty including a dj set from the band’s co-frontman, guitarist and songwriter Andy Bell is sold out.

The day before, they will reissue of their early EPs and classic Creation Records albums, to be released 4th November via Wichita Recordings. The first four EPs (‘Ride, ‘Play’, ‘Fall’, and Today Forever’), which were originally released between 1990-91 will be compiled onto one record for the first time ever entitled 4 EPs. The last three all made the UK Top 40 singles chart. For the reissue this will be packaged as a gatefold album on double white vinyl, accompanied by a 16 page booklet featuring archive photos and an essay by Sonic Cathedral’s Nathaniel Cramp.

Additionally in this reissue series are their first two albums Nowhere and Going Blank Again. The seminal 1990 debut Nowhere cemented their reputation as pioneers of the shoegaze genre, alongside bands like labelmates My Bloody Valentine, reached no.11 in the albums chart and features the modern classic ‘Vapour Trail‘ and live favourites ‘Dreams Burn Down‘ and ‘Seagull‘.’ The feted 1992 album Going Blank Again includes indie dancefloor anthem and top ten hit ‘Leave Them All Behind‘ as well as live favourites ‘Chrome Waves‘ and ‘Twisterella‘. Both albums will have gatefold sleeves on vinyl; Nowhere will be reissued on blue vinyl while Going Blank Again will be reissued on double orange vinyl. The reissues will also be available on cd and digital from November 4.

The video for the ‘Today Forever’ EP track ‘Today’ can be seen below:

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