• Premiere: Dugout – Ride

    One of several acts set to play the first ever Coaster in Portrush next Friday (July 20), Dugout are a new-fangled Belfast-based quartet whose debut single is a statement of intent. An earworming three-minute blast of Cuomo-conjuring indie-rock, the Ryan McGroarty-mixed, Rocky O’Reilly-engineered ‘Ride’ was, in the band’s own words, written about “that terrible job that we’ve all had.” Sealing the deal on the single is its video. Shot by Ciara McMullan and edited by Brendan Seamus aka BeeMickSee, it was filmed on location at Belfast venue Voodoo and features Dugout giving us a little preview of what to expect from their…

  • Ride Announce Irish Dates

    30 years on from forming in Oxford, shoegaze pioneers Ride have announced they will play Belfast’s Limelight on March 21 and Dublin’s Olympia on March 22. Having been busy working on their first studio album in twenty years, Andy Bell and co. reunited in 2014 and performed a series of tour dates in Europe and Northern America in early 2015, as well as playing the likes of Coachella and Primavera. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, January 27, priced £24 + booking fee for Belfast and 34.50 inc. booking fee for Dublin.