about us

Frank Ryder, a fifty something singer songwriter was disillusioned with record labels. Even the independents didn't seem to want to cater for older unknown musicians. Frank had a musical career behind him, in the early 1990s Frank (then going by the guise of Frank X. Hibbet) was part of the band Far Canals, based in Galway, Ireland. They released two albums and one EP with Hunter S. Records. The bands anarchic, anti-establishment ethos was reflected in many of their songs which railed against the police, drug laws, organised religion and political corruption. Influenced by punk and blues, the Far Canals combined unusual guitar arrangements and distortion pedals to produce a highly distinctive sound. The group disbanded in 1996. Frank also had a solo career, one of his best moments was the support artist for Julian Cope on his ‘An audience with the Cope tour’ of Irish Castles in 1993.

When Frank started playing live music again after years of DJing and sound engineering he found that record companies were not interested in an older guy now living in the middle of nowhere in Portugal. Frank had a band, The Rocking Horse of Oisin and later went on to form Undying Heads. Both bands played lots of gigs and festivals but getting noticed was proving difficult.

Using the punk DIY ethics Frank remembered from his youth, he and his partner Sam set up their own record label to record their own material and print their own CDs.

Ryder Road


Ryder Road records are an independent record label.

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