Slowdive are an English rock band that formed in Reading, Berkshire in 1989. The band consists of Rachel Goswell on vocals and guitar, Simon Scott on drums, Neil Halstead on vocals and guitar, Nick Chaplin on bass and Christian Savill on guitar. Several other drummers also briefly played with the band, including Adrian Sell, Neil Carter and Ian McCutcheon. Halstead is the band’s primary songwriter.
Goswell and Halstead had known each other since early childhood in Reading, Berkshire. Scott left in 1994 and when Savill and Chaplin left the band soon after the release of Pygmalion, the remaining members renamed the band Mojave 3. Slowdive reunited in 2014. Their sound has been described as dream pop, shoegazing, indie rock and ambient.
In January 2017, Slowdive announced they had signed to Dead Oceans and were working on new material. On 12 January, the band released Star Roving, their first single in 22 years. On 28 March, they announced the forthcoming release of their fourth, self-titled album, along with the release of another single, Sugar for the Pill, from the album.
Catch Slowdive at Laneway Festival on the following dates…
Monday 29 January – Albert Park Precinct | Auckland, NZ
Wednesday 31 January – Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Hart’s Mill | Adelaide, SA
Saturday 3 February – Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge | Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 4 February – Sydney College Of The Arts And Callan Park | Sydney, NSW
Thursday 8 February – The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10 February – Brisbane Showgrounds | Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 11 February – Esplanade Reserve And West End | Fremantle, WA
Tickets from the St Jerome Laneway Festival website