Slowdive are a shoegaze band formed in Reading, England in 1989. Initially lasting until 1995, the band reformed in 2014. The classic line-up consists of Rachel Goswell (vocals / guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Neil Halstead (vocals / guitar), Simon Scott (drums 1990 - 1994 and 2014 onwards) and Christian Savill (guitar). The band had three other drummers: Adrian Sell (1989), Neil Carter (1990) and Ian McCutcheon (1994 - 1995)

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), however, they 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 it out of their own pockets and managed to tour briefly during that year in the US.

In 1995, the band recorded their third album, "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.

After Slowdive were dropped by Creation Records, Halstead, Goswell and McCutcheon decided to change musical direction to a dream pop / country rock / folk music style through the band Mojave 3. Neil Halstead also formed Black Hearted Brother, Rachel Goswell also performs with alternative rock supergroup Minor Victories, Simon Scott has been involved with a variety of musical projects including Inner Sleeve, Televise, Lowgold, The Sight Below, Seavault and Chapterhouse and Christian Savill formed Monster Movie. Goswell, Halstead and Scott have also released a number of solo projects.

In January 2017, Slowdive announced they signed to Dead Oceans to work on new material. On January 12, the band released "Star Roving", their first song in 22 years. Their fourth, eponymous album "Slowdive" was released in May 5th 2017 to critical acclaim.


Slowdive Discography Tracks


Slowdive Just For A Day (Album, Comp) Creation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Slowdive Souvlaki (Album, Comp) Creation Records France 1993 Sell This Version
Slowdive Pygmalion (Album, Comp) Creation Records, Creation Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Slowdive Slowdive (Album) Dead Oceans US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Slowdive Slowdive (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Slowdive Holding Our Breath (EP, Single) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Slowdive Morningrise (Single, EP) Creation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
PB 05468 Slowdive / Ride Slowdive / Ride - She Calls / Leave Them All Behind(7", Single, Ltd, Promo, Blu) SBK Records, Sire PB 05468 US 1992 Sell This Version
Sunday 004 Slowdive Beach Song / Take Me Down(Flexi, 7", Blu) Sunday Records Sunday 004 US 1992 Sell This Version
Slowdive Outside Your Room EP (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Slowdive 5 EP (EP) Creation Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Dpro-08729 Slowdive Alison(CD, Single, Promo) SBK Records, ERG, Creation Records Dpro-08729 US 1994 Sell This Version
Slowdive Sugar For The Pill (Single) Dead Oceans UK 2017 Sell This Version
none Slowdive No Longer Making Time(CDr, Single, Promo) Dead Oceans none UK 2017 Sell This Version


Slowdive Blue Day (Comp) Creation Records Japan 1992 Sell This Version
SMEDD124 Slowdive Catch The Breeze(2xCD, Comp, RM) Sanctuary Midline SMEDD124 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CDBRED 443 Slowdive The Shining Breeze: The Slowdive Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Cherry Red CDBRED 443 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Slowdive Original Album Classics (Album) Legacy, Creation Records, Sony Music Europe 2012 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FACT 430 Slowdive FACT Mix 430(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 430 UK 2014


none Slowdive Avalyn Live 2014(File, WAV, 24 ) Not On Label (Slowdive Self-released) none UK 2015
none Slowdive Catch The Breeze Live 2014(File, WAV, 24 ) Not On Label (Slowdive Self-released) none UK 2016
Slowdive Star Roving Dead Oceans 2017

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March 28, 2017
First album in 22 years this May, comes out on regular and limited silver vinyl!


October 20, 2013
Obvious My Bloody Valentine comparison incoming.

I don't find it unfair to compare the two. Despite being more alike in location and time rather than sound, both bands are equivalent in their greatness. However, it is unfair that My Bloody Valentine gets most the attention. Slowdive is probably the closest embodiment of the label "dream-pop" since Cocteau Twins. Souvlaki should be recognized as one of the 1990s greatest albums. Sadly, it seems not the case. Do your part and listen to this band however. Incredible sound.

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