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Slowdive: Younger than Yesterday

Interview by Bob Stanley, Melody Maker, 2 March 1991

"A LOT OF BANDS are so precious about influences, thinking they're massively original. I don't think we are." ...

Forever Now: Ride/Slowdive: Academy, Manchester

Live Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 9 March 1991

RIDE, perhaps, are just too much. Too soon, too quick, too assured, too contemporary, too praised, too openly derivative to even be insulted by being ...

Dive Bomb: Slowdive: Just For A Day (Creation)

Review by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, 31 August 1991

WHEN SLOWDIVE gave us their astonishingly lovely eponymous debut single in last December, it sounded, to these ears at least, like the most auspicious debut ...

"Dream-Pop" Bands Define the Times in Britain

Report and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 1 December 1991

THIS YEAR, THE most popular phenomenon in British alternative rock is a wave of hazy neo-psychedelic guitar groups. ...

Slowdive: Pitta And Twisted

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 12 June 1993

Be gone with your rich kid, shoe-gazing, dilettante prejudices about SLOWDIVE, for the kebab-loving, apolitical enemy of the Manics are shaking off those untrendy pigeon-hole ...

Slowdive: Just For A Day (Sanctuary Records)

Sleeve notes by Ian Watson, Sanctuary Records, 2005

DECEMBER 1990: Neil Halstead, then a mere two months into his twentieth year on the planet, is talking about the legacy of Slowdive, a group ...

Slowdive: Souvlaki (Castle Music)

Sleeve notes by Ian Watson, Castle Music, 2005

NEW YORK, sometime in the early Nineties. A rough-voiced man in his mid twenties is phoning a hotel to reserve a room for himself and ...

Diamond Gazers: Shoegaze

Retrospective and Interview by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 27 July 2007

AT THE START of summer 2007 a supple, shimmery thread started darning itself through a long line of euphoric-sounding albums. From Maps to Blonde Redhead, ...

Slowdive: Pygmalion (Cherry Red Records)

Sleeve notes by Ian Watson, Cherry Red Records, 2010

THE PRESS hated it. Let's get that out of that way at the beginning. With the UK in the midst of Britpop euphoria, there was ...

Slowdive: Pygmalion

Review by Wyndham Wallace,, August 2010

Post-shoegazing classic reissued with bonus disc of demos. ...

Slowdive: Village Underground, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 22 May 2014

IT'S DIFFICULT TO recollect a more maligned musical movement than the early '90s shoegaze scene. ...


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