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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2016, 09:44:37 »
Looks like Minor Victories album is now available on vinyl (or download):
https://www.amazon.de/Minor-Victories-180gr-Mp3-Vinyl/dp/B01BZWCHGQ/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_1#
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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2016, 11:41:32 »
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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 10:49:35 »
Finally, a new album by Slowdive is on the way...

http://www.factmag.com/2017/01/07/albums-coming-out-in-2017-bjork-slowdive-kelela/
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It was 22 years ago in 1995 when maligned British shoegaze pioneers Slowdive released their final album Pygmalion, disappearing into the sunset along with it. In 2014 they reformed, finally giving fans a chance to hear beloved late-period gems like ‘Crazy For You’ on stages throughout the world. But jamming old classics wasn’t all the band were up to – they’ve been hard at work in the studio crafting a fourth full-length, and from what we’ve heard it’s very, very good indeed. Let’s get sad.
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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2017, 13:01:15 »
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7654998/twitter-trending-140-slowdive-star-roving-number-one
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British dream-pop group Slowdive rocketed to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Thursday morning (Jan. 12) with "Star Roving," the band's first song released in 22 years. The song reached No. 1 on the chart at 8 a.m. ET Thursday, hours after it premiered on YouTube and other streaming services.

The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.

https://slowdive.lnk.to/star-roving
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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2017, 21:54:25 »
They will be playing a few shows in the UK and then they will go to France, Germany and The Netherlands for selected gigs: http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/uncategorized/uk-and-european-club-shows/
2016.10.17 Hamburg
2016.10.18 Berlin
2016.10.22 Praha
2016.10.26 Wien
2016.10.29 Bologna
2016.11.10 Köln

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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2017, 11:02:45 »
new video
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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2017, 11:06:25 »
New album announcement:
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We are really excited to announce our new self titled album, released on May 5th via Dead Oceans.

Our first release in 22 years is now available for pre-order with instant downloads of new single ‘Sugar For The Pill’ and ‘Star Roving’.

Check out the video for our new single ‘Sugar For The Pill’ (see above)

To celebrate we have a surprise show tomorrow evening, Wednesday March 29th, at the The Garage in London.
This surprise show sees us return to the site of our last London show in December 1993 and will be streamed live in its entirety on Facebook.
Read more at:
http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/news/
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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2017, 11:26:07 »
will be seeing them in The Netherlands, France and Germany. If they would do more mainland Europe gigs I would go to all of them :-D

check their Facebook page tomorrow, they will be live streaming a gig from a London (a surprise show they just announced today)
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Re: Slowdive are back!
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2017, 10:22:12 »
http://crackmagazine.net/article/music/features/slowdive-teenage-dreams-recovered/

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Huddled into a booth at Shoreditch’s ACE Hotel today, on the press cycle for their first album in 22 years, all five members of Slowdive are remarkably philosophical about the ordeal. “Just how it worked in those days,” shrugs Neil Halstead, the band’s chief songwriter and vocalist. Rachel Goswell, the band’s slightly more gregarious guitarist and singer, concedes that Melody Maker and the NME’s treatment of them was “very callous”, but adds with a laugh that, “I always thought a lot of them were failed musicians.” The only aspect that seems to still upset them was the music press’ portrayal of Slowdive as rich kids, which Goswell dismisses as “a cheap shot; lazy journalism.”

While it’s wise to approach comeback albums with caution, the new Slowdive record feels like a fresh and vital addition to their discography, rather than a routine exercise in nostalgia. How would they characterise their artistic development? “Painful,” Halsted laughs. “[When] we were teenagers it was quite angsty music. I couldn’t even try to write the same way now. It’s the angst of a middle-aged man at this point.” “The depression of a middle-aged man, realising he’s no longer 21,” Goswell chips in mischievously.

During snatched weekends away from normal life and parenting duties, the five members of Slowdive convened from across the country to jam, with Halstead taking the sketches back to his studio in Newquay for further work. The point where it started to click, they explain, is when they decided to hire Oxford’s Courtyard Studios, where they’d recorded the first two Slowdive albums. “We were comfortable there,” says Halstead. “It’s still the same; exactly the same. It has the same sofa that was there 20 years ago. And Chris [Hufford, Radiohead’s manager] who engineered those records still owns the place, and he would pop in.”

“I’m excited about the next phase because I think we’ve familiarised ourselves with being Slowdive with this record,” Halstead continues. “Personally, there’s some unfinished business in terms of where we go next as a band if we want to.” In the meantime, I suggest that the new record is probably going to get glowing reviews. He can’t help but laugh. “You mean we won’t have to wait 20 years?”
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