2023, 12″ LP, Dead Oceans.
Having just performed their first ever Glastonbury set this summer, Reading shoegaze pioneers Slowdive are set to unveil their much anticipated fifth full-length Everything Is Alive. Following on from 2017’s exceptional self-titled return to form, marking their first new material in over two decades, fans have been eagerly awaiting a continuation of the group’s second wind since revealing in 2020 that work was under way for yet another full-length. Promising more minimal electronic based soundscapes as opposed to the ethereal dream-pop of its predecessor, as well being directly influenced and reflective of the passing of both vocalist/guitarist Rachel Goswell’s mother and drummer Simon Scott’s father, prepare for yet another reshaping of melancholic grandeur in the atypical, incomparable, Slowdive fashion. – Juno