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Title: Slowdive are back!
Post by: dsanchez on January 28, 2014, 22:34:57
After long twenty years...

http://slowdivedatabase.com/2014/01/28/moment-has-arrived (http://slowdivedatabase.com/2014/01/28/moment-has-arrived)

:smth026
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on January 29, 2014, 14:05:42
Good news, I look forward to a new album and live shows (hopefully close to my home)!  :smth020

http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/ (http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/)
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: dsanchez on February 18, 2014, 15:54:31
Slowdive will be playing in Padova, Italy. Just bought my ticket. Looking forward to this!

:smth026

https://www.facebook.com/events/478574215581963/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/478574215581963/)
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on June 18, 2014, 10:04:24
This one will please you, David.
http://post-punk.com/an-interview-with-slowdive/ (http://post-punk.com/an-interview-with-slowdive/)

They do like The Cure (no huge surprise, but nice to read anyway).

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Rachel: That’s Michael, our sound engineer.

Nick: Who worked with The Cure.

Post-Punk: Oh really?

Nick: So another connection, you see.

Post-Punk: I am a big Cure fan.

Rachel: So are we.

Nick: The best sound engineer they’ve ever had, apparently. Which is why he’s back with us.

Rachel: Yeah! Hahaha!

Post-Punk: I wonder if Robert’s a fan of you guys.

Nick: You know what, there have been times where there have been interviews that he’s done, like on radio in the UK or print interviews, where he has dropped our name in as bands that he was interested in around that time.

Rachel: Has he?

Nick: Yeah, yeah. Ride opened for him at Wembly Arena back in, I don’t know, ’91 or ’92 or something and they toured with Cranes, who at the time we were really close to.
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: dsanchez on July 31, 2014, 17:33:47
Sorry I have not been around too much, but I am more focused on Slowdive lately as they have returned after 20 years. Saw them four times already and will see them for the 5th time this Sunday in Poland.

Slowdive - Golden Hair (Syd Barrett cover) -- Live At Village Underground London 19-05-2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKzke_oqiiI#ws)

So beautiful. If anyone gets a chance, don't miss them!
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on August 01, 2014, 12:19:00
Cool, a Syd Barrett cover!  :smth023

... I am more focused on Slowdive lately as they have returned after 20 years. Saw them four times already and will see them for the 5th time this Sunday in Poland.

Crazy fans, eh? 5 times already!  :o
So far they were nowhere close to my home, but I hope it will happen someday.
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: cheyler on November 22, 2014, 02:51:49
Ulrich, anywhere from 5-10 Slowdive gigs are available for download on dimeadozen right this minute.  If you are unable, I can get them for you and pass them along somehow.  FYI...
Craig
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on November 22, 2014, 10:51:12
Ulrich, anywhere from 5-10 Slowdive gigs are available for download on dimeadozen right this minute. 

Thanks, but you're talking to the wrong person. It's David who has been to several gigs this year and will go see them again near Xmas! I like Slowdive, but do not collect bootlegs.
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: cheyler on November 22, 2014, 21:03:21
Thot it was you, thanks as always for your gracious redirection!  See you around.
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on July 16, 2015, 11:33:29
No new recordings by Slowdive planned so far?

Meanwhile, there's this new "supergroup" planning an album:
http://www.post-punk.com/members-of-editors-slowdive-and-mogwai-from-supergroup-called-minor-victories/ (http://www.post-punk.com/members-of-editors-slowdive-and-mogwai-from-supergroup-called-minor-victories/)
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on February 23, 2016, 14:11:19
Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors Members Form New Group Minor Victories

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/slowdive-mogwai-editors-members-form-new-group-minor-victories-20160222 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/slowdive-mogwai-editors-members-form-new-group-minor-victories-20160222)

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Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite and Editors' Justin and James Lockey have come together to form a new project called Minor Victories, with the group's self-titled debut due out June 3rd.

The band recorded the album together even though they spent almost no time together in the studio: The collaboration was formed entirely online, with the members sending each other song fragments, ideas and finished recordings. Justin Lockey served as the album's producer.

"Starting a band where some of the people have never met each other is something I've never heard of," Braithwaite said in a statement, while Goswell called the project "the most exciting thing I've done to date."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/slowdive-mogwai-editors-members-form-new-group-minor-victories-20160222#ixzz40zqALHnb (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/slowdive-mogwai-editors-members-form-new-group-minor-victories-20160222#ixzz40zqALHnb)
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Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: dsanchez on February 24, 2016, 11:32:48
yeah, too bad they will play only in UK so far, hopefully they go to mainland Europe, then I will certainly go to see them!
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on February 24, 2016, 13:10:45
Didn't Slowdive themselves plan on new recordings? Would like to see them live (and/or Minor Victories) if they'll play anywhere near me.
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: dsanchez on February 24, 2016, 13:44:15
Didn't Slowdive themselves plan on new recordings? Would like to see them live (and/or Minor Victories) if they'll play anywhere near me.
they didn't release anything new. they are currently working on a new album.
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on February 25, 2016, 16:39:02
they are currently working on a new album.

Good news, this is what I hoped for!  :smth023
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich 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#
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on November 03, 2016, 11:41:32
Nice concert review (in German) including photos & video!

http://konzerttagebuch.blogspot.de/2016/10/minor-victories-darjeeling-duesseldorf.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UITw3Px1hw
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich 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.
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich 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
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: dsanchez 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/
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on March 28, 2017, 11:02:45
new video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxwAPBxc0lU
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich 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/
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: dsanchez 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)
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich 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?”
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on May 05, 2017, 10:30:50
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/04/slowdive-slowdive-review-jewel-like-spacious-return-by-shoegaze-originals
Title: Re: Slowdive are back!
Post by: Ulrich on October 21, 2017, 11:30:35
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/slowdive-review-gig-the-roundhouse-london-rachel-goswell-neil-halstead-album-a8003151.html

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Over two decades since being ran out of town by an unforgiving music press, reformed 90’s shoegazers Slowdive are bigger than ever.

As with the album, “Slomo” opens tonight’s show in majestic fashion, its shimmering guitar and woozy melody beginning an evening of blissed-out ecstasy, where lush layers of sound ebb and flow as guitarist Neil Halstead drenches Rachel Goswell’s honey-sweet vocal melodies in deep reverb.

For every moment of meditative beauty (“Blue Skied an’ Clear”) there are others of heart leaping euphoria: the chorus to “When the Sun Hits” visibly takes the crowd aback. With its driving riff, new track “Star Roving” is Slowdive’s catchiest number: it might even be their best.

They rework Syd Barret’s “Golden Hair” to close, reaching Sigur Ros levels of sonic crescendo to leave the Roundhouse in a state of reverie. Far from being a joke, Slowdive are enjoying the last laugh. 
:smth023