Slowdive Will Reunite

Slowdive

Last week I posted about the internet rumors of Slowdive possibly reuniting. I am extremely happy to update that story, and inform you that Slowdive is surely reuniting.

Obviously it is huge for any classic band to reunite, but it should be noted that Slowdive was one of the most popular, and influential shoegaze acts in the ’90s, inspiring bands like Nothing, Whirr, and many more. The band may also have new material on the way, making this reunion much more than a few one-off shows. Guitarist/Vocalist Neil Halstead had this to say on the matter,

“The initial impetus was the idea of doing some new music. It seemed easier to do that because it’s not so public. But then we thought it would be good if we could raise a bit of money to make the record, and doing a couple of gigs would enable us to do that. And that’s the way it shaped up – while we’re rehearsing we can see if we’ve got another record in us.”

Rejoice with us after the jump for more news on the reunion, as well as a taste of some of Slowdive’s best.

Another key importance in this reunion is that the reignited band will consist of their original lineup, comprising the musicians that composed flawless (yes, I said it) albums such as Just For A Day, and Souvlaki. The band will be appearing at this years Primavera festival in Barcelona.

Some of you may have also noticed the band’s recently active Twitter feed, and now that we are past the counting down, it seems the account is growing with followers and tweets. Be on the lookout for an exclusive interview with The Quietus tomorrow, which is sure to be more informative on the band’s reunion.

Drew Caruso

Drew Caruso is a Bostonian who, when not writing about music and film, spends his time getting lost in New England, reading books, talking about science whether people want to listen or not, and more. To see the thoughts of a scientist by day and a writer by night, follow him on Twitter.
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