As Andy Bell reforms Ride, his other band Hurricane #1 return without him

Britpop-era group are currently looking to book live dates and festivals for 2015

Hurricane #1, the band featuring Ride frontman Andy Bell, have reformed minus the former Oasis man.

Bell announced the reformation of Ride earlier this week after his involvement with Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye came to an end in October. The band will tour the UK in 2015 and headline festivals including Primavera and Field Day.

However, while Bell was busy reuniting one of his former bands, another have got back together without him and are planning their own tour next year. New Facebook and Twitter pages have been set up for Hurricane #1 while a list of the band’s current line-up reveals that Teenage Fanclub and Soup Dragons drummer Paul Quinn is playing with them.


Hurricane #1 formed in 1996 following Ride’s split and featured Bell on guitar. Frontman Alex Lowe remains a member of the group, who released their self-titled debut in 1997 on Creation Records (Oasis, Primal Scream). Bell quit the band in 1999, shortly after the release of second album ‘Only the Strongest Will Survive’, to become the new guitar player for Gay Dad.

Stream Hurricane #1’s ‘Step Into My World’ below.