Interview: Ride Discuss Their Comeback, Future Album Plans
Formed in Oxford, England in 1988, Ride is one of the most influential bands to come out of the first wave of shoegaze in the early '90s. Early singles like "Drive Blind" and "Like a Daydream" married the melody of '60s psychedelic pop with distorted guitars. Ride's 1992 sophomore album, Going Blank Again, remains one of the finest rock albums of the era.
Ride broke up in 1996 after releasing four studio albums and several EPs and singles.
In 2014, the four original members of Ride decided to join forces again, announcing a series of tour dates in Europe and North America for May and June of this year. The reunited combo made their U.S. live return at Coachella these past two weekends, performing some of the better known songs from their discography to the festival crowds.
After their Weekend 1 performance, vocalist/guitarist Mark Gardener and drummer Laurence "Loz" Colbert stopped by the Fuse House in the Coachella Valley to discuss their comeback and future album plans.