Iconic shoegaze band Slowdive have announced that they will soon be releasing their first album in over 20 years.
Slowdive were one of the unsung heroes of the 1990’s UK music scene, but disappeared into obscurity after being dropped by their record label Creation following the release of their 1995 album ‘Pygmalion’. The band’s former members went on to record material for a number of different projects before reforming in 2014. Now after over 20 years they have just finished recording a full length record which is currently being mixed.
The early 90s was an incredibly exciting time for rock music in both the UK and US. After pop music had dominated the charts for much of the 1980’s there was a sudden resurgence in guitar based music with bands like Nirvana, The Pixies, Oasis, Radiohead and Blur becoming the new rock gods of their generation.
One of the most exciting sounds at the time was called shoegaze (or dream pop depending on your definition). The shoegaze sound had been developed throughout the 80s but really rose to prominence in the early 90s with bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Ride and Slowdive.
Slowdive released three albums entitled ‘Just For a Day’, ‘Souvlaki’ and ‘Pygmalion’ between 1991 and 1995.
For much of the general public these albums have been lost to time however, they were some of the most highly rated records of that period and for those unaware of Slowdive, definitely worth checking out.
After twenty years Slowdive are set to release a new album. Here’s what singer Rachael Goswell had to say about it: “The guys have been in the studio for the last couple of days doing some drum and bass tracks.” “We did quite a lot of recording last year. It’s quite difficult because we’ve all got children and we all live in different parts of the country. As you get older, it is quite a challenge.”
“It’s all in hand. We’re hoping to get it finished by the end of July, It’s all planned.”