After 22 years away, Slowdive are very much returning to the scene much to the adulation of almost the entire music world.
Having shared their first new material since 1995’s Pygmalion with new single ‘Star Roving’, Slowdive are heading to Europe for a series of intimate clubs shows, their first outside of London since their reformation in 2014.
Comprised of Neil Halstead, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin, Rachel Goswell and Simon Scott, Slowdive have already announced a headline slot at London’s Field Day festival this summer.
The short tour will see the band start out at The Art school in Glasgow on March 27th before heading to Liverpool, Bristol, Paris, Germany before finishing up at London’s Field Day.
“When the band decided to get back together in 2014 we really wanted to make new music,” Singer Neil Halstead said.
“It’s taken us a whole load of shows and a few false starts to get to that point, but it’s with pride and a certain trepidation we unleash ‘Star Roving’. We really hope folks enjoy it, it’s part of a bunch of new tracks we’ve been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started.”
Slowdive Tour Dates:
27th – Glasgow, UK – The Art School.
28th – Liverpool, UK – Art Club.
30th – Bristol, Fleece.
2nd – Paris, France – Trabendo.
3rd – Berlin, Germany – Festsaal.
3rd – London, UK – Field Day Festival.
Slowdive released their debut album, Just For A Day, in 1991 via Creation Records. The esteemed Souvlaki followed in 1993 and Pygmalion in 1995, and then the band disbanded. In the 22 years of their virtual disappearance, the band’s reputation and reverence continued to grow, as people continued to discover and be drawn to their recordings.
In 2014, Slowdive announced that they had reunited and over the course of that summer played to a host of emotional crowds across the European and US festival circuit.
The intention was always that new music would follow, in January 2017 the band signed to Dead Oceans and released their first new single ‘Star Roving’.