Slowdive have released their first track for 22 years, and announced that they’ve signed to Dead Oceans.
Slowdive’s return with ‘Star Roving’ makes it their first material since the release of 1995’s Pygmalion. The track will be released via Dead Oceans who are “elated” to be working with the band.
Speaking about the track, frontman Neil Halstead says: “When the band decided to get back together in 2014 we really wanted to make new music. It’s taken us a whole load of shows and a few false starts to get to that point, but it’s with pride and a certain trepidation we unleash “Star Roving”. We really hope folks enjoy it, it’s part of a bunch of new tracks we’ve been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started.”
Slowdive released their debut Just For A Day back in 1991 via Creation Records, then it was time for their revered Souvlaki (1993) and finally they released Pygmalion (1995) before disbanding. Their reunion was announced in 2014, and the promise of new music was there from the start, and today’s release of ‘Star Roving’ will hopefully bring even more.
Slowdive are headlining Field Day Festival in London on June 3. More details here.
Listen to ‘Star Roving’ here:
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