RIDE Ovada Oxford Mark Gardener Andy Bell Loz Colbert Steve Queralt by Andrew Ogilvy Photography OX4

HOT on the heels of their much anticipated return to the studio that was new album Weather Diaries, shoegaze icons Ride seem to be adamant on making up for lost time with new track ‘Pulsar.’

Once again enlisting the services of electro mastermind Erol Alkan on production duties, the track’s name isn’t any throwaway title and is indicative of a more fleshed out and highminded concept that resides at its core.

As explained by drummer Loz Colbert, the track is no mere remnant that was left on the cutting room floor and  came to fruition after their recent full length’s completion:

“Pulsar re-imagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords. The song title tips its head to the 60’s instrumental ’Telstar’ in name and theme; and the idea was to come up with some kind of ‘space anthem’ about light, existence, travel and return. The band all contributed to make the song what it is, and it all really came together in the studio when we worked with Erol Alkan once again, following on from the success of the ‘Weather Diaries’ sessions.”

Almost cinematic in scale and conception, ‘Pulsar’ lands in an exhilarating middle ground between the tried and tested staples of old and an entirely brazen new direction.

Listen to the track now below: