Slowdive: il nuovo album

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Il 2014 è finito nei libri di storia. L’anno del ritorno dei magnifici Slowdive. 365 giorni intensissimi per la formazione inglese, protagonista di un giro in giro per il globo che ha mietuto ovunque successi di critica e pubblico (Italia compresa), grazie ad una sorprendente integrità artistica e fisica. Gli Slowdive – impegnati in studio per lavorare a quello che sarà il nuovo album a 20 anni dall’ultimo ‘Pgymalion’ – attraverso Instagram hanno quindi tenuto aggiornati i propri seguaci e dopo la “pausa” estiva (2015) sono tornati nuovamente dentro le mura amiche. Singolarmente ricordiamo gli affari solisti di Neil Halstead aggregato anche a Mark Kozelek/Sun Kil Moon, il nuovo album di Simon Scott (‘Below Sea Level’) pubblicato dalla Touch Music e Rachel Goswell recentemente applaudita all’interno del disco rentrée degli Editors e nel supergruppo(ne) Minor Victories. A novembre è invece stato pubblicato il live ‘Avalyn‘: 25 years ago today, we released our first ever record – the imaginatively titled “Slowdive EP”, on Creation Records.

maggio 2016Rachel Goswell parla del nuovo album:

It’s being recorded right now as we speak. So, yes it is. The guys have been in the studio for the last couple of days doing some drum and bass tracks. We did quite a lot of recording last year. We spent a few weekends last year. It’s quite difficult because we’ve all got children and we all live in different parts of the country. As you get older, it is quite a challenge. But we recorded quite a lot of music last year, and Neil has spent all of this year, in fact, in the studio piecing bits and bolts together, doing more writing on what we recorded. And we’ve got a lot of songs, and I recorded vocals on a couple about three weeks ago. I’m doing my vocals, as I did with Minor Victories, in my house because it’s convenient and it’s easy. Neil lives a couple of hours from me, and I’ve got my son to look after in between Minor Victories, and we’re going out to Austin with Slowdive on Thursday. Yep, it’s all in hand. We’re hoping to get it finished by the end of July, it’s all planned.

gennaio 2017 – Il nuovo album esce il 5 maggio via Dead Oceans. Il primo singolo è il magnifico ‘Star Roving‘. Parla Phil Waldorf della label: “We are elated to work with Slowdive on their new album. I saw Slowdive for the first time, as a teenager, in 1991 at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC. I remember it being a revelation…”.
UPDATE – Show a Glasgow, pezzi nuovi e conferme. Il disco è omonimo e viene anticipato dal nuovo singolo ‘Sugar For The Pill‘.

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