Can’t Believe There’s A New Slowdive Song

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Jude Allen

Jude Allen

Can’t believe there’s a new Slowdive song…and it’s soo damn good.

After 22 years, Slowdive return with “Star Roving”, their first new material since 1995’s ‘Pygmalion’, which will be released via Dead Oceans, worldwide. The band has been hinting at new music for some time and now the band can finally satisfy the ears of their patient fans. Featuring Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals) and Simon Scott (drums, electronics), “Star Roving” embodies the effortlessness for which Slowdive is known — as the song progresses, it expands and contracts in ways that feel infinite. Singer Neil Halstead says: “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”.

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.

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Mike says:

January 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

Thanks so much for the introduction to Slowdive. This song is absolutely amazing. Love it. Thank you.


Douglas in SF says:

January 20, 2017 at 10:50 pm

The tempo has picked up from but it’s still signature Slowdive in there! It retains some interval sense of shoegaze, and though this sounds a little more like a Ride song I enjoyed it.

I was lucky enough to be the youngest member of a band that opened up for Slowdive back in 1993 (w/ Blur). Their show was mesmerizing. Always worth a listen on a night drive, when you’re contemplative. Slwodive will always be a part of the soundtrack of Gen X youth.

All the best to Tycho for his Grammy nom…*^*^*^


funkgun says:

January 26, 2017 at 10:23 am

Ahh, I just slipped into a warm hot cocoa of a thoroughly blended soundscape.

One of the more surprising bands to reemerge.