Slowdive Reunite
2014-01-29 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 22 Comments

After 19 years of relative silence, British shoegaze act Slowdive have reunited. The band will play their first shows in 20 years at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain, and The Village Underground in London on May 19th. The band have also announced that a new album is also in the works and that the shows are not a personal cash grab, but a way to fund the subsequent recording themselves.

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2014

17204 Comments


best news is best news.

tommygun
January 29th 2014

24418 Comments


swee

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Riviere
January 29th 2014

676 Comments


"the shows are not a personal cash grab, but a way to fund the subsequent recording themselves."

Which is still sort of the same thing. I don't know why bands get uptight about that, they need to
make money and unless they're dumb they make music to support themselves comfortably. There's nothing
wrong with saying "hey we're back because we wouldn't mind some extra cash."

Interested to see if their sound changes at all.

InfamousGrouse
January 29th 2014

3334 Comments


cooooool

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dimsim3478
January 29th 2014

4882 Comments


whoa 2014 is actually pretty awesome so far

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drakefan421
January 29th 2014

192 Comments


this is crazy. crazy good

Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2014

17204 Comments


@Riviere I think there's a difference when you compare it to a band like Pavement a couple years ago who were paid out seven figures to play even though it's noted that they all hate each other and have no intent to persue anything new musically with it.

ShitsofRain
January 29th 2014

5843 Comments


yeah cool

sheelanagig
January 29th 2014

41 Comments


"We will always hate Slowdive more than Hitler" - Richey James Edwards
nuff said

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2014

18291 Comments


i think its rather interesting to see how all of these 20+ year old bands are reuniting. i tend to think its because of this cultural interest in retro things that's taken over now, especially in music, and that the internet is allowing for them to come back and reach audiences they probably couldnt have before.

anyways hopefully this will rock, even if they pull an MBV and just do souvlaki pt. 2 it will be awesome.

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 29th 2014

17204 Comments


I also think a large part of it is that most of these bands broke up never having known the notoriety and respect that came from their massive influence decades down the line. A lot of the records were looked on highly by other musicians but never really took off in the mainstream. I can understand where the contempt comes from, especially for members of bands like Slowdive or At the Gates or even Godspeed You Black Emperor up until a few years ago, where you as a musician are pouring yourself into other projects and now 10 years later everyone wants to talk to you about something you did when you were 20 and completely ignores what you're doing in the present day.

joshuahuntkc
January 29th 2014

1579 Comments


I am soo stoked. I'm interested to see how Neil sounds after doing all of his folk stuff for all these years. If that will play any influence.

DrHouseSchuldiner
January 29th 2014

5643 Comments


best band

snowbbird
January 29th 2014

213 Comments


Great news. Hopefully they come to North America at some point.

Chortles
January 29th 2014

17944 Comments


yay

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 29th 2014

6432 Comments


That primavera line-up is insane.

Good to see this happening.

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craigy2
January 29th 2014

551 Comments


Yup, it certainly is. Slowdive, Godspeed, The National, Pixies, Queens, NMH, Slint, NIN, Mogwai... and that's just the top of the bill. Definitely considering this if I can get work off/enough money together.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
January 29th 2014

6432 Comments


Television playing fucking Marquee Moon!

craigy2
January 29th 2014

551 Comments


That too. I could've gone on. It really is a disgustingly good line-up.

Wadlez
January 29th 2014

3885 Comments


New album! Sweeeeeeet

Artuma
January 29th 2014

12176 Comments


aaaaaaawwwwwww yeahhhh

life-changing news damn i'm excited

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zaruyache
January 29th 2014

6235 Comments


BEST NEWS.

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