Slowdive Announce New Album ‘everything is alive’, Share New Single ‘kisses’

    Slowdive announce a new album: everything is alive is out September 1 on Dead Oceans. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘kisses’, alongside an accompanying Noel Paul-directed video. Check it out and find the album cover, tracklist, and Slowdive’s upcoming tour dates below.

    “If this video evokes emotion, it’s largely due to our excellent cast,” Paul commented in a statement. “In particular Charlie and Claudia, two courageous and beautiful souls who threw themselves into their roles and set a tone of fearless vulnerability.”

    everything is alive, Slowdive’s fifth LP, arrives six years after the group returned with their self-titled album. It is dedicated to vocalist/guitarist Rachel Goswell’s mother and drummer Simon Scott’s father, who both died in 2020. “There were some profound shifts for some of us personally,” Goswell said in a press release.

    “It wouldn’t feel right to make a really dark record right now,” Neil Halstead explained, reflecting on the lead single. “The album is quite eclectic emotionally, but it does feel hopeful.”

    The new album, which began with Halstead working on demos at home, was originally conceived as a “more minimal electronic record” before the band’s collaborative process led them back to their signature reverb-drenched sound. Shawn Everett was brought in to mix the LP’s eight tracks.

    “As a band, when we’re all happy with it, that tends to be the stronger material,” Halstead remarked. “We’ve always come from slightly different directions, and the best bits are where we all meet in the middle.” Goswell added: “Slowdive is very much the sum of its parts,” Goswell adds. “Something unquantifiable happens when the five of us come together in a room.”

    everything is alive Cover Artwork:

    everything is alive Tracklist:

    1. shanty
    2. prayer remembered
    3. alife
    4. andalucia plays
    5. kisses
    6. skin in the game
    7. chained to a cloud
    8. the slab

    Slowdive 2023 Tour Dates:

    Jun 24 – Exeter, UK – Phoenix [sold out]
    Jun 25 – Glastonbury Festival, UK
    Jul 17 – Perth, Aus – Astor Theatre [sold out]
    Jul 19 – Brisbane, Aus – Princess Theatre [sold out]
    Jul 21 – Sydney, Aus – Enmore Theatre
    Jul 22 – Melbourne, Aus – Forum [sold out]
    Jul 23 – Adelaide, Aus – Hindley St Music Hall
    Jul 26 – Auckland, NZ – Powerstation [sold out]
    Jul 29 – Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
    Aug 5: Off Festival, Poland
    Aug 11 – Ypsigrock Festival, Sicily
    Aug 18 – Green Man Festival, UK
    Sep 23 – Toronto, ONT – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    Sep 25 – Boston, MA – Citizens House of Blues Boston
    Sep 27 – NYC, NY – Webster Hall
    Sep 28 – NYC, NY – Webster Hall
    Sep 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
    Sep 30 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
    Oct 2 – Cleveland, OH – The Roxy @ Mahall’s
    Oct 3 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
    Oct 4 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
    Oct 6 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
    Oct 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
    Oct 9 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
    Oct 10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
    Oct 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
    Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
    Oct 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
    Oct 31 – Manchester, UK – Ritz
    Nov 1 – Bristol, UK – SWX
    Nov 3 – London, UK – Troxy
    Nov 5 – Belfast, UK – Mandela Hall
    Nov 6 – Dublin, IE – National Stadium

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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