Ride: This is Not a Safe Place review – Shoegaze icons in brilliant career reboot

Since the Oxford four-piece reformed in 2014, they’ve enjoyed a riveting renaissance

Last April Fool’s day, guitarist Andy Bell fired off an email that claimed Ride were splitting up again. The red flag was the dubious claim that he’d focus his energies on a Beady Eye tribute band.

Ride now deliver their sixth album, their second since their 2014 reunion. Earlier this summer, they played two low-key “secret” shows in Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick and Dublin’s Workman’s Club, in addition to supporting The Cure at Malahide Castle.

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