Written for Bristol 24/7
“We’re very happy to be back here”, says frontman Mark Gardener as Ride take to the stage at Bristol’s SWX. It’s a feeling shared by his audience; there doesn’t seem to be a single person without a huge grin on their face throughout the band’s two-hour performance.
The set starts with Lannoy Point, opening track of Ride’s new album, Weather Diaries, released earlier this year. There’s symmetry, then, in the fact that Chelsea Girl, opening track of the band’s first EP, finishes things off as final song of the encore. It’s a setlist that maps the trajectory of the Oxford four-piece from their nascent days to 2017, and one that affirms that their recent reunion is a worthy one.
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