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Reading, England, United Kingdom (1989 – 1995, 2014 – present)

Slowdive is a / band that formed in 1989 in Reading, England, United Kingdom. Signed to Creation Records in 1990 and initially championed by the British music press, the band scored a UK top forty entry with their debut album Just for a Day.

The band consists of Rachel Goswell (vocals/guitar), Neil Halstead (vocals/guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Christian Savill (guitar), and Simon Scott (drums, 1990-1994, 2014-present); additionally, Ian McCutcheon replaced Scott from 1994-1995. Goswell and Halstead had known each other since early childhood in Reading, Berkshire.

Initial demos were released as the Slowdive EP in late 1990; the band’s sound was influenced by the Cocteau Twins and Creation labelmates My Bloody Valentine, featuring heavy use of guitar effects and muted vocals. Reviews in Melody Maker and the NME were enthusiastic, and two further well-regarded EPs followed in 1991 (Morningrise & Holding Our Breath). Their debut LP Just for a Day was written and recorded in six weeks, and was generally felt to be a disappointment at the time. At the same time, the UK music press had started to pick up on the scene, and the more introspective sounds of Slowdive, labelmates Ride, Chapterhouse and other “” bands had fallen from critical favour. American label SBK pushed back the release of Just for a Day after a disastrous viral marketing campaign (involving vandalism of a public statue). In early 1992, the band toured the USA with Ride, and then returned to the UK to record a second album.

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  • shangoyal

    what a great band - the first 3 songs on Souvlaki are something so special...

    Yesterday 8:56am Reply
  • TimaSliwinski

    new - http://www.last.fm/music/Slowdive/+images/101251885

    26 Sep 1:48am Reply
  • SonOfShiva

    Opiates + Slowdive = HEAVEN

    25 Sep 9:36pm Reply
  • HaloMarooned

    Fourty days and I miss you

    25 Sep 9:09am Reply
  • wangyu199x

    they said they can't encore no more because they've forgot how to play their many songs, during the tour, and they said they're going to make a new record, i heard from....

    23 Sep 7:55am Reply
  • Massive_Anus

    um no pygmalion and mushrooms you fucking plebs.

    22 Sep 10:39pm Reply
  • JessicaOuhshit

    Someone wants a t-shirt? https://www.facebook.com/JesStoreTees

    22 Sep 10:07pm Reply
  • kill-thelights

    40 days <3 <3 <3

    17 Sep 1:05pm Reply
  • NightEndDay99

    PRETTY PLEASE hit me up with a message if you have 2-3 extra tickets (I'd even take just 1 if that's all I can get) for the SLOWDIVE/LOW shows in DC, NY or PHILLY! I absolutely love both bands & am willing to drive to whichever location to see the two together. You will make an awesome new friend, be forever loved & karma will bless your life! :P Both bands are on the first page of my last.fm library. I even own vinyl copies of Slowdive's Souvlaki, Low's Drums and Guns & C'mon (would love to own Low's Things We Left In the Fire)...So needless to explain any further how much I love these two bands and why I am in DIRE NEED of these tickets. It would really be a monumental cornerstone of my life & would mean the world to me! In all seriousness, I would cherish the memories of this show my entire life. so if you do have any tickets to this show that you need to get off your hands, this is the perfect guy to sell em to! Hell, I'd sell em to me! :) Change a guy's life why don't ya! <3

    17 Sep 12:36pm Reply
  • IanGreen05

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    16 Sep 4:57pm Reply
  • chierules

    Here she comes...

    12 Sep 6:04am Reply
  • inshoot1

    alin1, thank you so much

    9 Sep 12:39pm Reply
  • ClarissaSet

    http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Slowdive/+images/100889887 New photo in HQ, vote please!

    4 Sep 12:34pm Reply
  • sls

    i love to gaze... into my speakers... when slowdive is coming out of them. my speakers are also propped up to the optimal angle, with shoes.

    2 Sep 9:36pm Reply
  • jeff2007

    Souvlaki and 5 EP.

    1 Sep 11:12pm Reply
  • ClarissaSet

    http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Slowdive/+images/100831249 Vote, please! (:

    31 Aug 11:22pm Reply
  • LoveisInfinite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu5vVwj9GA8 Latarnie Montpellier - "Najpiękniejsza kobieta na świecie"

    31 Aug 7:33am Reply
  • alin1

    3 HQ clips with Slowdive at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014: Catch the Breeze, When the Sun Hits, Golden Hair.

    29 Aug 10:21am Reply
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    28 Aug 10:52pm Reply
  • IgorDetoni

    What album did you guys listen to while on acid?

    28 Aug 6:25pm Reply
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