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HAVING released a series of vinyl format singles, the Ever Decreasing Circles triptych, following his superb album from last autumn for Sonic Cathedral, The View From Halfway Down, and also last year’s Dissident Remixed set of rerubs from his electronic alter-ego GLOK, Andy Bell has proved himself as industrious as he is ever curious and …

With an impressive CV behind him, Scottish musician Charlie Clark has struck out on his own with the most brilliant, chiming single ‘Don’t Have A Cow, Man!’. This is a pulse quickening bell that rings out with jangling guitars, lush choruses and a sense of strength and rebirth. With mastering from Ride’s Mark Gardener and …

Shiva and the Hazards garnered a lot of attention following their support slot with Ride across Australia recently – performances that were good enough to result in their new single ‘Revolution Son’ being produced and mixed by Ride front man Mark Gardener. It’s clear to see what the fuss is about – both live and …

The View From Halfway Down is an eclectic and heady mix of psych, folk, tronica, baggy looseness and more – and nary puts a foot wrong. An absolutely excellent solo set

NOT content to sit back with the recent release of his GLOK remix project, Dissident Remixed (read our review here), Andy Bell, blonde-locked Ride singer-guitarist, has chosen the day of his half-century on the planet in order to announce the release of his debut solo album, The View From Halfway Down, which will be released on …

OUT OF all the four members of Ride – Mark, Andy, Loz and Steve, it’s hands down Andy who’s had the most varied and viable extra-curricular activities. There was Hurricane #1, his Britpoppish outfit from immediately following the black nite crash of first-era Ride, who grazed the top 20 with “Only the Strongest Will Survive.” …

IT’S a marriage made in (sonic) heaven: new-skool Yorkshire shoegazers bdrmm have debuted a remix of their current single, “Reason To Celebrate” by Ride man Andy Bell. Working under his GLOK nom-de-plume, Andy has taken the anthemic original – with its yearning refrain and towering guitars very much in the early Creation-era Ride vein and …

Ride‘s Mark Gardener has collaborated with 2Squared (Stephan Haeri of France’s Télépopmusik) in the depths of isolation in his new purpose-built OX4 Sound studio to produce a very nice slice of chilled, reflective electronica – ‘Chained’. The lyrics reflect a very difficult time for Gardener following the break up of Ride. Gardener explains: I wrote …

The sheer brilliance of Melbourne’s Underground Lovers is only matched by the incomprehensible way they have remained under the global musical radar for so long in their career. Underground Lovers were pioneers of dream pop/shoegaze along with contemporaries My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Ride in the late eighties/early nineties, creating a magnificent body of work …

It’s a spectacular thing to see a band pick up from where they were twenty seven years ago in the same venue with a seamless evolution and imbued with the same spine tingling passion and verve.
 Ride were in top form: age had not wearied them and new material fused magnificently with old. And they …