Ride is an English rock band that was formed in Oxford in 1988. Known for their unique wall of sound, the band created a mesmerizing blend of massive distortion and direct melodies. Their music, often described as shoegazing due to the bandmembers' focus on their pedals while performing, drew inspiration from influential bands like My Bloody Valentine. However, Ride stood out with their exceptional songcraft and dynamic approach. Initially hailed as the last great hope of British rock, they quickly rose to fame but eventually faded from the spotlight.