STEREOGUM: Ethereal drone, ceremonial percussion, and dead-eyed harmonies carry on together until they build up to something sublime. There's never really a climax because the whole thing feels like one overwhelming wave of gorgeous noise.
THE GUARDIAN: The Sydney duo join the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, Hookworms, the Wytches and Goat in the new psychedelia movement. Keeping on that theme of door-based preoccupation, Nash and Scott Von Ryper’s debut UK album, The Door Behind the Door, is beautifully slow burning, its grinding guitars and heavy layers of dark, feted romance akin to Spiritualized and the Jesus and Mary Chain.
NYLON MAGAZINE: Their music is spiked with feedback the way a murder cocktail is spiked with arsenic, but it's the dreamy vocals of singer Aimee Nash that somehow turns the band into something more than a trippy daydream of chords. For times in need of mellowness - like Mondays, definitely - we highly recommend turning up your computer speakers and streaming their stuff online. Just don't forget to breathe. (BAND CRUSH)
LOUDER THAN WAR: The Black Ryder have been making a great psychedelic noise for past few months that has culminated in their new album which will be their breakthrough moment. They sound like the greatest band that Creation never released in their golden period and their blissful tripped out indie perfection is quite magical.
PITCHFORK: To Never Know You and Let It Go will trigger an instant gratification for the heavy-lidded, as Aimee Nash's vocals coo almost subliminally... And then there are those guitars, where there's not much in the way of attack and release, but plenty of sustain and decay, every wide-open chord wobbling like it's embedded in some sort of gelatin.
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: Though technically just a singer-songwriter duo, Australia’s The Black Ryder make up their live band with guest artists from bands like Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Swervedriver. Their debut album, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride, wanders from bending shoegaze riffage to thumping stoner rock reminiscent of The Black Angels. The standout track is the album’s opener, “To Never Know You”, which sounds just as much like a My Bloody Valentine track as its name would suggest.
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE :: ALBUMS OF THE YEAR :: 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 etheral vocals.... This is the perfect accompaniment to slowly losing your mind (in the best possible way). Don't come looking for big chorus or bubblegum blurts - just settle in for the long, blissed-out ride.