Slowdive are a shoegazer band, formed in 1989, initially lasting until 1995. Reformed in 2014, in time to play Latitude festival in July. The band is Rachel Goswell (vocals/guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Neil Halstead (vocals/guitar), Adrian Sell (drums, 1989), Neil Carter (drums, 1989 - 1990), Simon Scott (drums 90-94 and 2014 onwards), Ian McCutcheon (drums 94-95), and Christian Savill (guitar). After debut album "Just For A Day" saw the band emerge as a leading shoegaze band the band sought to embark on a US tour during 1993, following the release of Souvlaki (which is their most popular and well-received record) and didn't receive the necessary funding from SBK, their label, for the last two weeks of the tour. Rather than shun a US tour, they chose to finance the tour out of their own pockets and managed to tour briefly during that year in the US.
In 1995, the band recorded their final record, Pygmalion. A misunderstood and widely misinterpreted "ambient" record, it took the dreamy guitar sound and warm yet solemn tone of earlier Slowdive to a newer, more minimalist extreme.
Neil Halstead continues to show off his songwriting skills in his post-breakup band, Mojave 3, while Rachel Goswell and Simon Scott record as solo artists.