31 Jul '14, 7am

We chat with legendary shoegaze band, Slowdive, ahead of their Singapore gig this month

We chat with legendary shoegaze band, Slowdive, ahead of their Singapore gig this month

For those too young to remember, Slowdive were famed for releasing some of the noisiest guitars over some of the most angelic vocals on record back in the day. Made out of vocalists/guitarists Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell, bassist Nick Chaplin, guitarist Christian Savill and returning drummer Simon Scott, the English outfit garnered quite a following with their dreamy shoegaze tunes in the ’90s. But after releasing three albums and a handful of EPs filled with lethargic, woozy shoegaze – including 1993’s now-classic Souvlaki – Slowdive called it quits in 1995 shortly after the release of their third album, Pygmalion . In the 20 years since, during which their sound has influenced countless bands, the five-piece have continually been quizzed about plans to reform. But the timing never seemed right – until Primavera Sound, Barcelona’s annual music fest, offered the band ...

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