Slowdive recording first album in over 20 years

Shoegaze band working on follow-up to 1995's 'Pygmalion'

Shoegaze band Slowdive have confirmed that they are recording a new album, what will be their first full-length in over two decades.

Slowdive formed in Reading in 1989 before splitting up in 1995 havigng released three records. They reunited in 2014 for a series of hometown London shows and a Primavera festival slot before embarking on a world tour.

Speaking recently to Stereogum, singer Rachel Goswell revealed that the band have “a lot of songs” and that a new album is “being recorded right now as we speak”. It will be the group’s first LP since 1995.


“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’.

Goswell also recently announced the debut album from her side-project Minor Victories, a supergroup also including members of Mogwai and Editors. Their self-titled LP will be released on June 3.