| Since releasing their debut album ‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ in November last year, The Black Ryder have been busy gearing up for it’s international release, this month signing deals in Japan and the USA.
In Japan the album will be released through Vinyl Junkie recordings and in the USA through cool indie label ‘Mexican Summer’, home to artists such as Wooden Shjips, Dungen, and The Tallest Man On Earth, to name but a few. The Black Ryder will head to the US for shows later in the year in support of the release.
‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ has continued to receive rave reviews here at home as well as making Rolling Stone’s list of top albums of 2009 and scoring the band a nomination at the magazine’s inaugural awards for ‘Best New Artist’.
ROLLING STONE AUSTRALIA: “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride is sprawling, slow-burning psyche rock that paints creeping moods with layer upon layer of drony, blissed-out guitars and ethereal vocals”
MUSIC AUSTRALIA GUIDE: “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride is a permanent sunset leading in a dangerous and balmy night ahead; like an alternate soundtrack to David Lynch’s Wild at Heart.” 4/5 stars.
SIDESTREET SYDNEY: “Hauntingly melodic, The Black Ryder have achieved the kind of sound that takes artists years to perfect.”
SOULSHINE – “With an album like this, secrets don’t get kept for long enough for you to second guess yourself. The Black Ryder have arrived with a debut that will undoubtedly be the benchmark for the duration of their existence.” 4.5 / 5 stars
It’s reviews like these and The Black Ryder’s impressive live show that has snagged them the coveted support slot for The Cult ‘Love live’ National tour of Australia this May.
CATCH THE BLACK RYDER SUPPORTING THE CULT THIS MAY AT THE FOLLOWING SHOWS:
Wednesday 5th May 2010 The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thursday 6th May 2010 Big Top Luna Park, Sydney
Saturday 8th May 2010 Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Monday 10th May 2010 Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 12th May 2010 Metro Theatre, Perth – Buy Tickets HERE!
‘Buy the Ticket, Take The Ride’
Interview: ‘Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride’ The Black Ryder’s Scott Von Ryper