After 22 years away, Slowdive return with ‘Star Roving’, their first new material since 1995’s Pygmalion, which will be released via Dead Oceans.
The band has been hinting at new music for some time and today the band can finally satisfy the ears of their patient fans. Featuring Neil Halstead, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin, Rachel Goswell and Simon Scott, Star Roving embodies the effortlessness for which Slowdive is known — as the song progresses, it expands and contracts in ways that feel infinite.
“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’s debut album Just For A Day was released in 1991 by Creation Records and was followed by the band’s now revered 1993 album Souvlaki and 1995’s Pygmalion before disbanding.
In the 22 years of their virtual disappearance, compilation albums have been released and the core members of the group have gone on to join other musical endeavours.
In 2014, the band announced that they’d reunited and more new music would follow. Faithful fans will herald Star Roving as a critically worthy return.
Slowdive will headline London’s Field Day Festival in June.