Back in June, British shoegaze legends Ride returned with their new album ‘Weather Diaries’.
A few months down the line they’re back with a track! ‘Pulsar’ kicks off with cosmic, spectral ambient synths before morphing into a fuzzy, guitar-led, melodic and propulsive number.
The band’s Loz Colbert said: “’Pulsar’ reimagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords. The song title tips its head to the 60’s 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”.
From 7th November, Ride are also set to head out on a handful of dates across the UK. Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to ‘Pulsar’ and see Ride’s upcoming UK dates below.
07 London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
08 Birmingham, O2 Institute
09 Bristol, SWX
10 Leeds, Beckett Students Union
12 Liverpool, O2 Academy 1
13 Newcastle, Boiler Shop
14 Edinburgh, Queens Hall
16 Glagow, SSE Hydro (with Mogwai)
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