Slowdive announce everything is alive Album

Slowdive announce their new album, everything is alive, will drop on September 1st via Dead Oceans, today they share album track "Kisses"
Slowdive photo by Parri Thomas

Slowdive announce their new album, everything is alive, will drop on September 1st via Dead Oceans. Today, the band have shared with fans, a Noel Paul-directed video for album lead single, “kisses.” In other news, the legendary UK shoegaze band have shared new North American, UK and Ireland tour dates. Six years after the group’s monumental return and self-titled album, everything is alive finds Slowdive—vocalists and guitarists Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scott.

Reflecting on lead single “kisses,” Halstead said, “It wouldn’t feel right to make a really dark record right now. The album is quite eclectic emotionally, but it does feel hopeful.”

On the video, a dreamlike portrait of a Neapolitan teen giving rides to everyone he knows, Paul says “If this video evokes emotion, it’s largely due to our excellent cast. In particular Charlie and Claudia, two courageous and beautiful souls who threw themselves into their roles and set a tone of fearless vulnerability.”

The new record began with Halstead in the role of writer and producer, working on demos at home. Experimenting with modular synths, Halstead originally conceived of everything is alive as a “more minimal electronic record.” Slowdive’s collective decision-making ultimately drew the group back towards their signature reverb-drenched guitars, but that first concept seeped into the compositions. “As a band, when we’re all happy with it, that tends to be the stronger material. We’ve always come from slightly different directions, and the best bits are where we all meet in the middle.” Halstead says. “Slowdive is very much the sum of its parts,” Goswell adds. “Something unquantifiable happens when the five of us come together in a room.”

A multi-year recording process began in fall 2020 at Courtyard Studio, where they’ve historically recorded, and then moved to Oxfordshire and into the Wolds of Lincolnshire and back to Neil’s own Cornish studio. By early 2022, the band brought in Shawn Everett (The War On Drugs, Alvvays, SZA) to mix six of the record’s eight tracks.

everything is alive
Dead Oceans

1. shanty
2. prayer remembered
3. alife
4. andalucia plays
5. kisses
6. skin in the game
7. chained to a cloud
8. the slab

Slowdive Tour Dates:
Sat. June 24 – Exeter, UK @ Phoenix [SOLD OUT]
Sun. June 25 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
Mon. July 17 – Perth, AU @ Astor Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Wed. July 19 – Brisbane, AU @ Princess Theatre
Fri. July 21 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre
Sat. July 22 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum
Sun. July 23 – Adelaide, AU @ Hindley St. Music Hall
Wed. July 26 – Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation [SOLD OUT]
Sat. July 29 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
Sat. Aug. 5 – Mysłowice, PL @ Off Festival
Fri. Aug. 11 – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock Festival
Fri. Aug. 18 – Brecon Beacon, GB @ Green Man Festival
Sat. Sep. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mon. Sep. 25 – Boston, MA @ Citizens House of Blues Boston
Wed. Sep. 27 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu. Sep. 28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Fri. Sep. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat. Sep. 30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Mon. Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Roxy @ Mahall’s
Tue. Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Wed. Oct. 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Fri. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Sat. Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
Mon. Oct. 9 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Tue. Oct. 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Thu. Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Sat. Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether
Mon. Oct. 30 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
Tue. Oct. 31 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
Wed. Nov. 1 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Fri. Nov. 3 – London, UK @ Troxy
Sun. Nov. 5 – Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
Mon. Nov. 6 – Dublin, IE @ National Stadium

Pre-order Everything is Alive by Slowdive HERE


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