Slowdive have finished recording their first album in 20 years

The indie band are putting the finishing touches to a new record

Slowdive have finished recording a new album, their first in over two decades.

Drummer Simon Scott revealed that band were putting the final touches to their comeback record in a recent interview.

“We’re finished recording the album and it will be mixed this summer, but we do not know when it will be released,” he told Danish publication Undertoner.


The group released their last album, ‘Pygmalion’, in 1995 and split up the same year. They reunited in 2014 for a series of hometown London shows and a Primavera festival slot before embarking on a world tour.

In May, singer Rachel Goswell told Stereogum that the band have “a lot of songs” and that a new album is “being recorded right now as we speak”.


“The guys have been in the studio for the last couple of days doing some drum and bass tracks,” she said. “We did quite a lot of recording 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.”

“It’s all in hand. We’re hoping to get it finished by the end of July,” Goswell continued. “It’s all planned.”

Slowdive released three albums during their original stint: ‘Just for a Day’ (1991), ‘Souvlaki’ (1993) and ‘Pygmalion’ (1995).

Slowdive marked the 25th anniversary of their debut EP late last year by releasing a live recording of their song ‘Avalyn’.


In June, Goswell released an album as Minor Victories, a group also including members of Mogwai and Editors.


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