News

May 11, 2017

Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive released a new albuma self-titled affair and their first full-length in 22 years, last week via Dead Oceans. It was our Album of the Week. Now a bonus track from the Japanese edition of the album has surfaced.  More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Slowdive, Perfume Genius, POND, Mac DeMarco, and More

Plus The Afghan Whigs, Blondie, Black Lips, Fazerdaze, and Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel

May 05, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Album of the Week: Slowdive

Slowdive Out Now via Dead Oceans

May 05, 2017

When Slowdive reunited in 2014 for a round of well-received shows, it wasn't clear if they would release any new music.  More

Patreon Exclusive: Read Our Rare 2003 Interview with Slowdive

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May 05, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters.  More

May 02, 2017

Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive are releasing a new album, a self-titled affair and their first full-length in 22 years, this Friday (May 5) via Dead Oceans.  More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Mar 28, 2017

Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive have announced a new album, a self-titled affair and their first full-length in 22 years, and shared a video for a new song, "Sugar For the Pill." Slowdive is due out May 5 via Dead Oceans.  More

Slowdive Announce American Tour Dates

Iconic Reformed Shoegazers Are Working on a New Album and Recently Released First New Song in 22 Years

Jan 23, 2017

Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive reformed in 2014 and have been playing shows. There were promises that they were working on new music and a couple of weeks ago they finally shared "Star Roving," their first new song in 22 years.  More

Slowdive Release First New Song in 22 Years - “Star Roving”

Iconic Reformed Shoegazers Have Signed to Dead Oceans and Are Working on a New Album

Jan 12, 2017

Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive reformed in 2014 and have been playing shows. There were promises that they were working on new music and now we finally get to hear some of it as the band have shared "Star Roving," their first new song in 22 years. More

Watch: Minor Victories - “Give Up the Ghost (Orchestral Variation)” Video

Orchestral Variations Due Out November 25 via Fat Possum

Nov 16, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey.  More

Oct 24, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey.  More

Aug 01, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey. The band's self-titled debut album came out back in June via Fat Possum in the U.S.  More

May 10, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey. The band's self-titled debut album is due out June 3 via Fat Possum in the U.S. (and [PIAS] in the rest of the world). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Breaking My Light." More

Minor Victories (Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors) Announce Debut Album, Share “A Hundred Ropes”

Minor Victories Due Out June 3 via Fat Possum, To Also Feature Mark Kozelek and The Twilight Sad's James Graham

Feb 22, 2016

Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey. The project was announced last year and now the band's debut album has officially been announced and the group has shared their first single, "A Hundred Ropes," via its video.  More

Nov 05, 2015

Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive reformed last year and have been playing shows. They have yet to release any new music, but they have just shared a live recording from 2014 of "Avalyn" in honor of the 25th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut EP, which came out November 5, 1990 and featured "Avalyn" (separated into two parts).  More

Listen: Editors - “The Law” (Featuring Rachel Goswell of Slowdive)

In Dream Out October 2 via Play It Again Sam

Sep 22, 2015

British five-piece Editors are releasing their fifth album, In Dream, on October 2 via Play It Again Sam. Now they have shared another song from it, "The Law," which is a moody duet with Rachel Goswell of recently reformed shoegazing icons Slowdive. More

Minor Victories (Featuring Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors) Share Short Film

Supergroup Includes Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, and Editors' Justin Lockey

Jul 23, 2015

Minor Victories is a new supergroup (although supergroups often hate being called supergroups). It features Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite, Editors' Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club's James Lockey.  More

Aug 13, 2014

Last week, Oslo, Norway hosted The Øya Festival. Writer/photographer Laura Studarus was there to cover the event. Check out her shots from day four featuring Sea ChangeAurora AksnesMapeiSlowdive, and Bryan Ferry.  More

Slowdive Announce Tour

North American Shows This Fall

Jul 14, 2014

Reuniting earlier this year and performing a select number of shows and festivals, British shoegaze veterans Slowdive have announced plans for a new proper tour.  More

Jun 04, 2014

Last month, Slowdive performed live again for the first time since 1994. The five original members—singers and guitarists Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scott—have reformed their classic shoegaze group for a series of festival gigs around the world after Spain's Primavera Sound festival asked them to reunite. More

Under the Radar Announces the June/July Issue Featuring Future Islands on the Cover

Also featuring interviews with Slowdive, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li, James McAvoy, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten, and More

May 23, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the June/July issue, which is on newsstands now. It features Future Islands on the cover as well as interviews with Slow ClubLykke Li, The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Horrors, SlowdiveThe War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van EttenFirst Aid KitJames McAvoyJohn Slattery, tUnE-yArDs, and more. More

Feb 21, 2014

"The intent is for us to do another record," says Neil Halstead, founding guitarist and vocalist of the recently-reunited Slowdive. "We all really want to do that. Whether we manage it or not, I'm not sure yet at this point. More

Feb 05, 2014

For those who cheered when Slowdive finally made an official announcement about their reunion, and then pouted when the only announced shows were Primavera Sound and London Underground, we’ve got a (tiny) bit of good news. More

Slowdive Announce Additional Shows, Tease New Material

May 19 at the Village Underground in London

Jan 29, 2014

Excited about Slowdive yet? The band has more news for you.  More

Jan 28, 2014

Following last week's semi-cryptic tweets, the members of Slowdive have confirmed that the band has gotten back together. More

Slowdive Hint At Potential Reunion With New Online Activity

'90s Shoegaze Legends Launch Twitter Account and Official Website

Jan 24, 2014

Almost two decades since the release of their last album, the former members of '90s shoegaze outfit Slowdive have been tweeting a countdown that will inevitably conclude on Jan. 29. More


Interviews

May 05, 2017

"What? An interview? Who is it? An American?" Hearing that in the background of a scheduled phone interview at roughly 10 p.m. U.K. time normally portends doom for the interviewer, but in this case Rachel Goswell of reunited shoegaze icons Slowdive assuaged my fears quickly.  More

Minor Victories

Distant Battle Cries

Jul 12, 2016

Slowdive's Rachel Goswell says the word 'supergroup' "sits very uncomfortably with her." She's talking about her new project Minor Victories, which, as the term implies, also includes members of other noted bandsEditors' Justin Lockey, his brother James, and Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite. More

Aug 12, 2014

While Slowdive's early singles rode in on waves of distortion that saw the band lumped in with the rest of the shoegaze pack, by the time they released their 1991 debut album, Just For A Day, they had delved into a more ambient territory that set them apart from their peers. We asked founding members Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswellwho share guitar and vocal duties in the recently reformed bandto tell us about the artists and albums that helped shape Slowdive's sound. While they acknowledged the influence that classic rock groups such as The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, and The Byrds had on their music, the bands that most heavily informed their sound were practically their contemporaries. More

Slowdive on Their Reunion, “Souvlaki,” Creation Records, “Pygmalion,” and Shoegazing

Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell: Looking Back to Move Ahead

Aug 11, 2014

Slowdive's reformation after decades of silence is a moment that many of its fans—and, at points, the band itself—never saw coming. The reunion was spurred by an offer from Primavera Sound, the annual music festival in Barcelona, Spain. More

Jun 04, 2014

Last month, Slowdive performed live again for the first time since 1994. The five original members—singers and guitarists Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scotthave reformed their classic shoegaze group for a series of festival gigs around the world after Spain's Primavera Sound festival asked them to reunite. More

Feb 21, 2014

"The intent is for us to do another record," says Neil Halstead, founding guitarist and vocalist of the recently-reunited Slowdive. "We all really want to do that. Whether we manage it or not, I'm not sure yet at this point. More


Reviews

Slowdive

Slowdive

Dead Oceans

May 03, 2017

After their breakup following 1995's PygmalionSlowdive reunited after almost 20 years in 2014. Following a slate of well-received live shows comes this, their first full-length or new music of any kind since the aforementioned Pygmalion and in many ways their first true full-band album since 1993's SouvlakiMore

FYF Fest 2014 Day 1 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

August 23rd, 2014

Aug 25, 2014

Los Angelenos are accustomed to traffic, but not the foot kind. All the bread lines in communist Russia can't compare to the queue clogging up the sidewalk perimeter of Exposition Park at the start of the 11th annual FYF Festival. (Keen observation by Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker: "'FYF festival' is a little redundant isn't it, like 'ATM machine.'") More