Slowdive Debut “Skin In The Game”
Slowdive release their new song, “skin in the game,” a new track off the legendary shoegaze band’s forthcoming album, everything is alive, availab;e September 1st via Dead Oceans. The song Follows lead single “kisses.” “I won’t know and you won’t say it now,” he sings, “Cos you don’t say and I will never ask.” Produced by Halstead, everything is alive finds Slowdive — Halstead, vocalist and guitarist Rachel Goswell, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scott.
This fall, Slowdive will embark on a North American, UK, and Ireland tour. The North American leg of Slowdive’s tour is nearly sold out, with tickets remaining in Salt Lake City and St. Paul, and a newly added second show in San Francisco.
everything is alive contains the duality of Slowdive’s familiar internal language mixed with the exaltation of new beginnings. Six years after their monumental return and self-titled album, Slowdive’s fifth album began with Halstead originally conceiving it as a “more minimal electronic record.” The group collectively gravitated back toward their signature reverb-drenched guitars, however, that first concept seeped into the final 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.
everything is alive spans psychedelic soundscapes, pulsating 80’s electronic elements and John Cale inspired journeys. Dedicated to Goswell’s mother and Scott’s father, who both died in 2020, it’s an exploration into the shimmering nature of life and the universal touch points within it. “There were some profound shifts for some of us personally,” Goswell says. Those crossroads are reflected in the many-layered emotional tenor of Slowdive’s music; everything is alive is heavy with experience, but each note is poised, wise, and necessarily pitched to hope. Its unique alchemy subtly embodies both sadness and gratitude, groundedness and uplift.
Slowdive 2023 Tour Dates:
Wed. July 19 – Brisbane, AU @ Princess Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Fri. July 21 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Sat. July 22 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum [SOLD OUT]
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 [SOLD OUT]
Mon. Sep. 25 – Boston, MA @ Citizens House of Blues Boston [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Sep. 27 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Sep. 28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall [SOLD OUT]
Fri. Sep. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Sep. 30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]
Mon. Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Roxy @ Mahall’s [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Oct. 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Fri. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
Mon. Oct. 9 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Oct. 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Oct. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether [SOLD OUT]
Mon. Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Mon. Oct. 30 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Oct. 31 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Nov. 1 – Bristol, UK @ SWX [SOLD OUT]
Fri. Nov. 3 – London, UK @ Troxy [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Nov. 5 – Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
Mon. Nov. 6 – Dublin, IR @ National Stadium
Sat. Nov. 25 – Sun. Nov. 26 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Primavera Sound
Mon. Dec. 4 – Santiago, CL @ Teatro Coliseo
Thu. Dec. 7 – Asunción, PY @ Primavera Sound
Sat. Dec. 9 – Sun. Dec. 10 – Bogotá, CO @ Primavera Sound
Pre-order Evertything Is Alive by Slowdive HERE
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