New Slowdive


#1

YES!!

When the band decided to get back together in 2014 we really wanted to make new music. 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.


#2

I’ve literally just wet myself with excitement.

Literally…


#3

Seriously though, I like that a lot. Classic shoegazey riff but much more direct/motorik than anything they’ve done before. Would have liked a bit more Rachel in the vocals, but you can’t have everything in one track. Excited to hear the rest of the new stuff…


#4

That’s damn good, that is. You can download for free off their website I think, but annoyingly it hasn’t made its way to Spotify yet.


#5

Was litening to Souvlaki and Pygmalion all of yesteday so this is great news


#6

I’ve never listened to Slowdive before but I like this


#7

I like this, a lot.


#8

Slowdiiiiive
Take it eeeeeaaasssyyy

Will listen to this when I get home


#9

Fuck. on a train. download at hotel tonight. wetting myself.


#10

Shit me this is good!


#11

I like it, but I feel like it builds towards something that never really comes.

Though I like it better than a lot of other shoegaze, I really can’t help but think “yep, this sounds like shoegaze.” I get the excitement, and I wasn’t really expecting Slowdive to do anything but what they normally do, but I still felt like a random bandcamp search would turn up plenty of bands doing the same exact thing.


#12

S’alright. Would love to see them live though.


#13

Absolutely intriguing.

The first 30-40 seconds sends a shiver down the spine. It’s then a driving tune that sounds instantly like slowdive but then not at the same time. Vocal very mojave 3 style in my view.

Basically I love it and if this is representative of the new album then it’s already my album of the year

Whoop, slowdive are back :heart:


#14

Yes! Can’t wait to get home from work now to give this a proper listen!


#15

I’m a fan of Slowdive, not a big one and I don’t often listen to their stuff but when it’s on I enjoy it.

This is really good though, much better than I expected. It manages to be just different enough to not sound completely derivative. Nice production too. Really interested to hear more!


#16

it’s on there now


#17

they’re well worth seeing if you get the chance. i saw them at latitude a couple of years back and they were ace.


#18

Narce.


#19

Just them still releasing music after all the critical panning they had back in the day is a triumph. I really liked it - rhythm section kicks in nicely, guitars do interesting things and vocals were more lucid than before which is a good thing. I’m not sure it was space exploration but rather a nice drive in sunny California in terms of vibe but excited for the album now.


#20

This new track is really great.

Recently I watched the Slowdive documentary from Pitchfork. Well worth a watch if you’ve not seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjr6esFXJl4