With the release of their first album in over 20 years, ‘Weather Diaries’, imminent, cult shoegaze icons Ride have lifted the lid on another new track.
Following on from ‘Charm Assault’ and ‘Home Is A Feeling’, ‘Lannoy Point’ is the opening track of the record, and its lyrics focus on broken Britain. As frontman Mark Gardener said in a statement: “Lyrically ‘Lannoy Point’ is my reflection on what the fuck is going on with all this backward ‘Little Britain’ depressing, blind faith, Brexit times we find ourselves in. As I muse on in the chorus, I hope that “A better sense can start again” to find our way out of this mess!”
Meanwhile, bassist Steve Queralt has a bit of a different perspective: “’Lannoy Point’ is the result of going synth shopping in the States. I found an old Poly 61 exactly the same the as one I had when I was very young and the backing track is sound of my bank account emptying as I shipped it back to London”.
Listen to ‘Lannoy Point’ and see Ride’s upcoming UK tour 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
Ride will play Latitude (13th-16th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.
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