Slowdive Announce First Album in 22 Years

Slowdive Announce First Album in 22 Years 

You read that correctly. Shoegaze legends Slowdive have announced their new record, Slowdiveout May 5th. Their first in 22 years, Slowdive is not unlike bumping into an old friend. There are familiar qualities, they're the same person and yet there's growth, there are things you find surprising, exciting, and new in this individual you've known for so long. 

Slowdive is Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin(bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals) and Simon Scott (drums, electronics). Throughout the recording process the group dynamic was all-important. "When you're in a band and you do three records, there's a continuous flow and a development. For us, that flow re-started with us playing live again and that has continued into the record," notes principle songwriter Neil Halstead. 

Thus far they've shared two cuts from their forthcoming record. "Star Roving", a full-throttle, windows-down euphoric jam, and "Sugar For The Pill", a beautifully understated track indicative of the band's most direct material to date. Pitchfork named the latter Best New Track stating, "It's gorgeous, but grounded. In their newest incarnation, Slowdive have traded the abject longing of youth-an emotion that suffused so many shoegaze classics-for the wisdom of maturity. Every great band should age so well."

We're now 16 days out. That means in just a little over two weeks you can hear a new record from Slowdive. Wild right? In the meantime, you can secure your copy of Slowdive through our store. Consider it a gift to your future self. They'll be on tour in North America and playing a handful of festival dates throughout the world this summer. Scroll to the bottom to see if they're headed your way! 

Listen to Slowdive's 
"Star Roving"
"Sugar For The Pill"

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