Slowdive is the fourth studio album by English shoegaze band Slowdive. It was released 5 May 2017 on record label Dead Oceans. The album is their first since Pygmalion in 1995. The album was preceded by the single "Star Roving", which was released on 12 January 2017. Slowdive received acclaim from music critics.
Slowdive’s second act as a live blockbuster has already been rapturously received around the world. Highlights thus far include a festival-conquering, sea-of-devotees Primavera Sound performance, of which Pitchfork noted: The beauty of their crystalline sound is almost hard to believe, every note in its perfect place. It was just nice to realise that there was a decent amount of interest in it, says principal songwriter Neil Halstead. The UK shoegaze pioneers have now channelled such seemingly impossible belief into a fourth studio opus which belies his characteristic modesty.
Slowdive is the self-titled fourth album by Slowdive, released on 5 May 2017 through record label Dead Oceans. This is their first album in over 20 years. In fact their previous record was Pygmalion (1995). The album was preceded by Star Roving, released on January 12, 2017, and Sugar For The Pill, released on March 28, 2017.
Slowdive are a shoegaze band formed in Reading, England in 1989. Initially lasting until 1995, the band reformed in 2014. The classic line-up consists of Rachel Goswell (vocals, guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar), Simon Scott (drums 1990 - 1994 and 2014 onwards) and Christian Savill (guitar).
Slowdive offers maximum-volume shoegaze too, better than the band ever has before. Lead single Star Roving lives up to its interstellar title with easily the largest, most high-velocity guitar attack in the group’s discography. An album this consistently shifty and surprising will likely hit three buttons at some point or other. About a quarter-century removed from the The Scene That Celebrates Itself and the music press that made it infamous, Slowdive reveals what a Slowdive free of that pressure can do.
Slowdive represents an awareness of legacy, and the importance of not pissing all over it; to that extent, it’s an essential addition to canon.
Slowdive is a dream pop/shoegaze band that formed in 1989 in Reading, England, United Kingdom. Signed to Creation Records in 1990 and initially championed by the British music press, the band scored a UK top forty entry with their debut album Just For a Day. The band consists of Rachel Goswell (vocals/guitar), Neil Halstead (vocals/guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Christian Savill (guitar), and Simon Scott (drums, 1990-1994, 2014-present); additionally, Ian McCutcheon replaced Scott from 1994-1995.