News featuring Slowdive

The following news stories mention Slowdive. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 21295 hours ago.

’15 Jul 23 Thu

Thursday 23rd July

’15 Jul 16 Thu

Thursday 16th July

  • Editors Announce 'In Dream' LP

    Earlier this week, Editors guitarist James Lockey revealed his involvement in a new supergroup featuring his brother, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell and Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite. But before the new band releases anything under their Minor Victories moniker, we'll be getting a new album from Editors.   In Dream is slated to arrive on October 2 via Play It Again Sam, and it marks the follow-up to 2013's The Weight of Your Love.   The new LP was recorded in Scotland's Western Highlands and self-produced by the band. It was mixed in London by Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, My Bloody...

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’15 Jul 14 Tue

Tuesday 14th July

  • Members of Slowdive and Mogwai form new supergroup Minor Victories

    Debut album is in the works, sounds "fucking class."

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  • Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors Team Up as Minor Victories

    Some of the UK's indie rock elite have forged a new supergroup, launching a project under the name Minor Victories.   The new collaborative band features Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' James Lockey, and his filmmaking, bass-playing brother Justin Lockey.   The four-piece recently unveiled a Facebook page featuring the mysterious image pictured above, though no details of an upcoming release have been officially announced.   As Pitchfork reports, the band are working on a new album that will feature a collaboration with Mark Kozelek.   The...

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  • Flying Saucer Attack: Instrumentals

    Instrumentals balances simplicity and depth, abrasiveness and beauty, with rare skill, reminding anyone who does not already know that Flying Saucer Attack are masters of this type of music.

    Of all the early 90s shoegazers, noise-mongers, feedback addicts, and experimental rock enthusiasts, few seem in retrospect more significant and underappreciated than Flying Saucer Attack. They never had the punk grit of Sonic Youth, nor the melodic sensibilities of Slowdive, nor the pulverizing heaviness of Earth, but Flying Saucer Attack had much in common with all of these bands and played very much at the same level of creativity. If you are looking for a…

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’15 Jul 7 Tue

Tuesday 7th July

’15 Jun 26 Fri

Friday 26th June

  • No Joy Slips into Something a Little Less Comfortable

    Nouveau shoegazers mix pop accessibility and difficulty on their third full-length More Faithful.

    "I was really into [nu-metal/post-hardcore producer] Ross Robinson and how he would be recording and throw a chair at somebody to get a more aggressive performance," says Jasamine White-Gluz when asked about her influences for the new No Joy album, More Faithful. At the Drive In, whom White-Gluz cites, is a surprising touchstone for a band most often compared to shoegazers like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive and whose third-full length clears the fuzz for…

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’15 Jun 17 Wed

Wednesday 17th June

  • watch a documentary about Slowdive's 'Souvlaki'

    Slowdive's 1993 album Souvlaki is a shoegaze classic, all shimmering haze and ethereal vocals, with great songs at the root. Pitchfork has produced an hour-long documentary about the making of Souvlaki that features new interviews with the entire band (who reformed last year), along with Creation Records domo Alan McGee, producer Chris Hufford, and engineer Ed Buller. Watch it below... where you'll also find a stream of the album.

    PS, some of the accents are thick -- especially McGee's. There's a CC/subtitles option on YouTube but we're not sure how much it actually helps:

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’15 Jun 10 Wed

Wednesday 10th June

  • An Essential Guide to Cocteau Twins

    Slowdive's Neil Halstead said it best in music doc Beautiful Noise: "[Cocteau Twins are] just incredibly beautiful. It didn't sound like anything I think I'd ever heard before. And I think it took a few listens to try and figure out what was really going on, and get your head around the fact that they were vocals but they weren't actually in words I could recognize. So I was pretty blown away." Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie were just two impossibly diffident teenagers in love when they managed to change the face of independent music in the UK by giving birth to a sound that...

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