Charm Assault Download (WAV)
Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, ‘Charm Assault’ sees Ride on classic form as driving drums, and chiming guitar lines underpin Mark Gardener and Andy Bell’s unmistakable vocals on this urgent and vital opening salvo from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming album. The album, scheduled for release this summer, will be released through Wichita Recordings and sees the band reunited with label co-founders Mark Bowen and Dick Green, who they worked with during the band’s early years on Creation Records. It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album ‘Nowhere’ and produced it’s follow up ‘Going Blank Again’.
Andy Bell says “Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we’d kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one.”