“Five Minutes With” Montréal Indie Band Afternoon Bike Ride

Musician-producers David Tanton (aka Rhoda/Tender Spring), Éloi Le Blanc-Ringuette (aka Thomas White), and Lia Kurihara (aka LIA), who also writes and sings for the group, met in Montreal and formed Afternoon Bike Ride in 2018.

Originally intended as a creative, collaborative aside to their own solo projects (collectively they’ve amassed 100’s of millions of streams), they found the music progressing. They say “We each felt like it was a space to experiment with different sounds than we were typically used to making. As we crafted our songs, we realized that our sound progressed into a more refined and intricate version of our beginnings, letting vocals take center stage on some tracks, involving different instrumentalists, spending more time on sound design, incorporating facets of unexpected genres wherever we can.

Afternoon Bike Ride
Afternoon Bike Ride by Xavier Cyr

Name: Afternoon Bike Ride

Genre: Indie

Founded: 2019

# of Albums: 1

Latest Release: our self titled Album “Afternoon Bike Ride

Latest Single: It’s Alright (with Imagiro)

Latest Video: It’s Alright live video


Favourite musician as a teenager:

Éloi – Aphex Twin

Lia – Bon Iver

David – Radiohead

Favourite musician now:

E – Deb Never


D – Vegyn

Guilty Pleasure Song:

E – “Robbers” – The 1975

L – “Crash Into Me” – Dave Matthews

D – “Slow Burn” – Kacey Musgraves

Live Show Ritual:

Always bring a towel, stretch & stay hydrated

Favourite local artist:

E – Jaques Greene

L – Ouri

D – Men I Trust

EP or LP?

E & D – LP

L – EP

Early bird or night owl?

E – Both

L – Early Bird

D – Both

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

Our first album, released September 24th


Rapid Fire Qs from Montréal

Favourite local Restaurant:

E – Fleurs & Cadeaux

L – Casa Kaizen

D – Sapa

Favourite Street?

E – Wellington – I recently moved there and it’s lovely! So many nice restaurants and shops and it becomes pedestrian during the summer.

L – Laurier – it’s my hood and i love the evolution of the street from west to east with all the churches, markets, little shops, terrasses and street lamps… it makes for a lovely evening stroll

D – Marie-anne – “it’s an easygoing street right next to my apartment that has a myriad of good hole-in-the wall cafes, restaurants & record shops. It’s always a good walk or bike ride.

Favourite Park?

E – Jarry

L – Frédéric-Back Park

D – l’Île-de-la-Visitation

Favourite Music Venue?

SAT – Upstairs & downstairs both

Favourite Montréal Staple?

E – Drawn & Quarterly

L – The Mountain

D – Nantel Musique

Where can we follow you?

Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram