Slowdive have revealed that they will be releasing new music next week.
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On their social media channels, the band said a new track called ‘Kisses’ will arrive on Tuesday (June 20).
They also shared the single’s artwork and a link to a YouTube video which contains a countdown clock to the song’s release. You can check that out, along with the band’s social media post here:
— Slowdive (@slowdiveband) June 18, 2023
At the start of 2022, the shoegaze icons confirmed that they were working on their first new album since 2017’s self-titled effort.
Then this spring, the band’s Neil Halstead revealed that the new album was complete during an appearance on the SixPack podcast.
He said: “Some of the stuff I bought in was very electronic based, because that’s where I’m coming from sometimes. And then it will work its way back to being an indie, guitar thing. We end up meeting in a place where everyone is happy.”
In 2014, the band announced they would be reforming to perform at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, following the performance up with their first London show in 20 years.
Two years later, they announced they were working on a new album, the first since their 1995 record ‘Pygmalion’. Following a cryptic teaser video and single ‘Star Roving’, the band released their self-titled album in 2017, their first in 22 years.
Beachy Head comprises Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell and Christian Savill, Flaming Lips drummer Matt Duckworth, Ryan Graveface (Casket Girls, Dreamend) and Steve Clarke (The Soft Cavalry). The group’s self-titled debut album was released in April of that year through Graveface’s eponymous record label.