The shoegaze legends ready their next full-length.
In a recent interview with Danish publication Undertoner, Slowdive drummer Simon Scott let some important information slip – that the eagerly-awaited new Slowdive album was finished.
“We’re finished recording the album and it will be mixed this summer,” Scott confirmed. “It’s Neil [Halstead], who is the primary songwriter, but what has changed since the ‘90s, is that he asked me to manipulate some of the sounds we have recorded. It’s not that the album is going to sound electronic [though]. We’ve played together for two years after reforming, and Neil wanted to capture how good we sound as a live band, in the studio. So in that way it’s a live record.”
While Scott did not appear to confirm a date for the album to appear, the article’s author, Perry Macleod, added via Reddit that Scott had told him the album “would probably be out in 2017”.
The new album follows two years of successful live shows. The band split up in 1995 after being dropped from the Creation label, but achieved cult success in the years between then and 2014, when they reformed. This new album will be the first since 1995’s Pygmalian, which the band never actually toured when it was originally released. [via Consequence of Sound]
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