It has been 22 years since their last record and SLOWDIVE has made a resounding comeback with their self-titled fourth LP, one of the strongest shoegaze albums of recent years. Marrying a sound of dream pop, shoegaze, indie rock and ambient, the band’s live return has been rapturously received around the world. Highlights to date include a festival-conquering, sea-of-devotees Primavera Sound performance, of which Pitchfork noted: “The beauty of their crystalline sound is almost hard to believe, every note in its perfect place.”
Dive into their outstanding catalogue (1991’s Just For A Day, 1993’s Souvlaki and 1995’s experimental Pygmalion) to see why Slowdive has a legion of fans, both new and old. Listen to their gorgeous new single, ‘Sugar For The Pill’. We wish every band would age this well.
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