RIDE to reissue their '4 EPs' and classic Creation Records albums on 4th November

Credit: Steve Gullick

Following their celebratory ‘Nowhere’ 30th UK tour earlier this year, including a sold-out London Roundhouse show, Ride have announced an extra special 'Going Blank Again' 30th-anniversary show at the new Soho venue HERE, at the Outernet on Saturday, 5th November.

Also featuring curated visuals by the band, tickets for this audio-visual extravaganza 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.

This one-off event ties in with the imminent 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') will be compiled onto one record for the first time ever and aptly called '4 EPs'.

Additionally, in this reissue series are 'Nowhere' and 'Going Blank Again'. Ride's seminal 1990 debut ‘Nowhere’ cemented their reputation as pioneers of the shoegaze genre and features the modern classic 'Vapour Trail' and live favourites 'Dreams Burn Down' and 'Seagull'. The feted 1992 album ‘Going Blank Again’ includes the indie dancefloor anthem 'Leave Them All Behind' and live faves 'Chrome Waves' and 'Twisterella'.

‘4 EPs’ is packaged as a beautiful gatefold album on double white vinyl. This is accompanied by a 16-page booklet featuring archive photos and an essay by Sonic Cathedral’s Nathaniel Cramp. ‘Nowhere’ is reissued on blue vinyl, with a gatefold sleeve and embossed artwork. ‘Going Blank Again’ is double orange vinyl and also has a gatefold sleeve. All the original audio has been reworked and refined; the reissues will also be available on cd and digital from the 4th of November.

The Nowhere30 tour was such a success that it extended through summer, including shows at Primavera Sound, OFF Festival, South Facing and Connect. Ride are also releasing a live film of their Nowhere30 set, created in collaboration with Moment House and live-streamed on 28th October. Following the Going Blank Again 30th show, there will be a short tour of Germany in November, including Rolling Stone Beach Weekender and a Berlin gig with GOAT. Ride's 2022 finishes with a Nowhere30 tour of Australia and New Zealand. The full dates are as follows:

Ride live shows in 2022

28th October Ride play Nowhere30 livestream
5th November Going Blank Again 30th anniversary @ HERE, the Outernet, Soho, London
11th - 12th November Rolling Stone Beach Weekender @ Weisenhäuser Strand,
Lübeck, Germany
14th November @ Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany - with GOAT
15th November @ ZAKK, Düsseldorf, Germany - with support from Tallies
29th November @ The Gov, Adelaide, Australia
30th November @ The Forum, Melbourne, Australia
1st December @ The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
2nd December @ Princess Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
4th December @ Freo Social, Fremantle, Perth, Australia
6th December @ The Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

All tickets are available from thebandride.com/tour


One of the leading lights of the early 90’s shoegaze scene, Ride reformed in 2014, releasing their first album in over 20 years in 2017. ‘Weather Diaries’ was produced by Erol Alkan and greeted by a raft of critical and commercial acclaim, reaching number 11 in the UK album charts. It also saw Ride reunited with Wichita Records’ Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with the band during their early years on Creation Records.

Ride's sixth studio album, ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’, came together in a matter of weeks at the end of 2018, and start of 2019, the sound of a band embracing their new found creativity and rejuvenated dynamic. As well as working with Erol Alkan for a second time on production, their sixth record also saw Ride reunite with sound engineer Alan Moulder, who is on mixing duties for his fourth Ride record, following ‘Weather Diaries’, ‘Going Blank Again’ and their 1990 debut album ‘Nowhere’ (an album whose iconic artwork is wonderfully echoed on the cover of ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’). 'This Is Not A Safe Place' charted at UK #7 on release in August 2019, the band's highest chart position in 25 years.


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