Album News — March 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Ride’s Mark Gardener to release album in September

Mark Gardener and Robin Guthrie

Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie and Ride frontman Mark Gardener have completed their long-in-the-works album together — a collaboration they debuted with their 2012 single “The Places We Go” — and will release the record worldwide this September, Gardener announced this week via his recording studio’s Facebook page.

No title or tracklist have been revealed for the project, and Gardener did not offer further details. In an undated post on his website — which doesn’t appear to have been updated since last October — Guthrie writes, “The album that I’m recording with Mark Gardener seems to be going rather well. 10 songs so far. Just waiting for mark to get free from his busy schedule to come over and finish it.”

While Guthrie, who also has an album with Harold Budd due this year, performed with Gardener in Europe last spring, no touring arrangements for the new project have been revealed. In his own Facebook update, Gardener says he’ll play the Desert Stars Festival in Pioneertown, Calif., this September “with more West Coast shows to be confirmed soon.”

Below, revisit the Guthrie/Gardener single “The Places We Go.”


Mark Gardener and Robin Guthrie, “The Places We Go”






  1. One of my regrets is not having seen Ride before they broke up. Their first 2 LP’s were amazing.

  2. Can’t wait for this album!

    Rumour has it that Robin has also been in the studio with Siobhan De Mare working on new Violet Indiana songs!

  3. Ride were amazing. I remember listening to Peel playing Chelsea Girl from a session on his show, loving it and then finding out they were playing a tiny club in my hometown, 3 nights later. Saw then 3 times in the space of a week on that tour. The Peel sessions versions of Drive Blind is one of my all-time favourite tracks.

  4. Cool, can’t wait to hear it. Saw them together live last year in England twice and they were both great.

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