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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:49 pm

I don't understand why they're doing these shows prior to the release of the album. I highly doubt they'll get it out by late March. So, they're doing a handful of UK shows and then a handful of North American dates ... and then releasing the album ... and THEN doing a full blown world tour to support the album? Seems really strange to me.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby olan » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:06 am

TheWarmth wrote:I don't understand why they're doing these shows prior to the release of the album. I highly doubt they'll get it out by late March. So, they're doing a handful of UK shows and then a handful of North American dates ... and then releasing the album ... and THEN doing a full blown world tour to support the album? Seems really strange to me.


Possibly to record a few live tracks for b-sides or a Live LP. Maybe shoot a bit of footage for videos and generate a bit of buzz and YouTube footage to use to sell the big dates. Also, since Mogwai are recording and touring, Minor Victories and other solo projects are on the back burner. By playing the odd gig they earn few quid in fees to cover their some of the upfront production costs for later in the year which can't hurt. Cheaper than renting a rehearsal room if you think about it.....
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Re: Slowdive

Postby angelsighs » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:33 am

hmm i reckon the only one i could feasibly make is the Liverpool one.. however it's a bit short notice and it may be tricky at work..
pretty cool that they are doing some some small club dates. "old and new material" ? :)

I agree with Olan- I am sure these are small dates just to get warmed up again, try out some new material, create a little buzz. I am sure a full tour will follow when the album comes out. therefore I'm not too gutted if I have to pass this time (honestly :evil: )
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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:32 pm

I shouldn't complain. I'm just anxious to get news on a new album by a band I consider a heavy-hitter, and I've been waiting on the Slowdive announcement ever since the re-formation tour ended.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby burningwheel » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:32 pm

I don't see a world tour after the album drops myself
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Re: Slowdive

Postby MODLAB » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:46 pm

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Re: Slowdive

Postby angelsighs » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:13 pm

this is a stroke of luck for me. was quite gutted about missing out but Oxford is only a short drive down the motorway.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby MODLAB » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:01 pm

I will go too. I really look forward hearing the new songs live and not in festival setting.

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Re: Slowdive

Postby angelsighs » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:02 pm

Yeah same. Will be good to hear new songs too.

That's if I manage to get a ticket. I'm working remotely on Friday so might be tricky.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby olan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:21 am

https://slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive

New album is called 'Slowdive'.

A second track 'Sugar for the Pill' is available to stream. Album release date is May 5th. Properly excited about this and the gig in Liverpool tonight. Hopefully, there will be some interesting merch.....

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Re: Slowdive

Postby sm-iom » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:31 am

Flash ticket sale at 1pm today for London gig tomorrow as well (see their Twitter feed)
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Re: Slowdive

Postby clewsr » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:55 am

olan wrote:https://slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive

New album is called 'Slowdive'.

A second track 'Sugar for the Pill' is available to stream. Album release date is May 5th. Properly excited about this and the gig in Liverpool tonight. Hopefully, there will be some interesting merch.....

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Hopefully see you there Olan!
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Re: Slowdive

Postby olan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:11 am

clewsr wrote:
olan wrote:https://slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive

New album is called 'Slowdive'.

A second track 'Sugar for the Pill' is available to stream. Album release date is May 5th. Properly excited about this and the gig in Liverpool tonight. Hopefully, there will be some interesting merch.....

:D


Hopefully see you there Olan!


There are a bunch of us going Richard. We'll be in town for a pre-gig loosener or two before hand. PM me or msg on FB if you are free.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby MODLAB » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:14 am

The set list looks amazing. Have fun!!!
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Re: Slowdive

Postby olan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:23 am

MODLAB wrote:The set list looks amazing. Have fun!!!


Feck off Mark! :D I'm trying desperately not to spoil the surprise and you're not helping. :wink:
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Re: Slowdive

Postby MODLAB » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:24 am

olan wrote:
MODLAB wrote:The set list looks amazing. Have fun!!!


Feck off Mark! :D I'm trying desperately not to spoil the surprise and you're not helping. :wink:

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Re: Slowdive

Postby angelsighs » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:13 pm

will have to wait until tonight to listen to the new song... cannae wait!

new album artwork is pretty cool too.

is the tracklisting not out there yet?
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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:07 pm

http://pitchfork.com/news/70870-slowdiv ... deo-watch/

The new track is sublime. Stunning.

The bundle for $50 seems like a decent deal to me (t-shirt, ltd. silver vinyl, cd, slipmat and enamel badges):

https://www.secretlystore.com/slowdive-slowdive
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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:21 pm

angelsighs wrote:will have to wait until tonight to listen to the new song... cannae wait!

new album artwork is pretty cool too.

is the tracklisting not out there yet?


01 Slomo
02 Star Roving
03 Don’t Know Why
04 Sugar for the Pill
05 Everyone Knows
06 No Longer Making Times
07 Go Get It
08 Falling Ashes
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Re: Slowdive

Postby MODLAB » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:27 pm

I really like the progression they made after 20> years. The song is really really good. This seems to be an amazing year in music. I hope the almighty SPZ can keep it going.


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Re: Slowdive

Postby natty » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Surprise show at The Garage tomorrow night.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby burningwheel » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:26 am

Only 8 songs though...
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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:10 pm

8 songs for Slowdive will probably clock in somewhere between 45 and 55 minutes. Seems right to me. Hopefully, we'll get some extra tracks here and there. They really ought to put out that live album they teased, too.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby angelsighs » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:13 pm

If 8 tracks is good enough for Television and Led Zep, it's good enough for Slowdive!
sure will still be an album of standard length. might be a nice 10 minuter in there.

Sugar For The Pill is pretty good. it flirts with blandness but manages to pull it back.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby MODLAB » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:15 pm

Facebook webcast is on. New songs sound great.


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Re: Slowdive

Postby olan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:37 pm

Enjoyed the stream a lot. Same set as Liverpool, new fuck up though. Nice to see them back and clearly enjoying playing as much as we enjoyed listening to it.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby sunray » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:16 pm

angelsighs wrote: Sugar For The Pill is pretty good. it flirts with blandness but manages to pull it back.


Unfortunately i'll have to disagree, it's just really fucking bland. Sounds like some naff mid-80s 'serious' pop like Black or The Blue Nile.
I did like Star Roving though.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby niamhm » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:07 pm

Cheap shot at The Blue Nile :shock: made two of the 80`s finest albums IMO, Hats in particular would make it into an all-time top 20 albums for me, sublime.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby olan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:17 pm

niamhm wrote:Cheap shot at The Blue Nile :shock: made two of the 80`s finest albums IMO, Hats in particular would make it into an all-time top 20 albums for me, sublime.


Absolutely! Nowt wrong with The Blue Nile Joycey :roll: . Thanks for reminding that I haven't listened to them for ages though. I'll give Hats a spin later on tonight.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby scoz » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:50 pm

I remember several years ago telling someone that I liked Slowdive but probably would find them overly twee now (then). after that listened to Just for a Day again and was surprised how wrong I was.

Really enjoyed the Liverpool show, that Slowdive guitar sound still sends shivers down my spine even more so live. Glad I saw them in their own right rather than at a festival too. I even liked the last couple from Ulrika Spacek, nice boys according to Neil did kind of feel sorry for them when one of 'em broke a string and the singer said he doesn't have the charisma to carry the silence.

You know sometimes a song/track catches you unawares and ends up making you cry Golden Hair did that to me on Tuesday night.

this is the third new track that they've been playing at their shows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlulF68u5f4
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Re: Slowdive

Postby angelsighs » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:45 pm

sunray wrote:
angelsighs wrote: Sugar For The Pill is pretty good. it flirts with blandness but manages to pull it back.


Unfortunately i'll have to disagree, it's just really fucking bland. Sounds like some naff mid-80s 'serious' pop like Black or The Blue Nile.
I did like Star Roving though.


a bit harsh. it is a little bland I guess, it's not exactly blowing my mind. but it's not bad and I think it will make sense in the context of the album.

are Black the band that did 'Wonderful Life'??
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Re: Slowdive

Postby James T » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:32 pm

So disappointed with the album. I know I shouldn't download a leak but I already pre-ordered and given my opinion of the first two track I think I was generous with my minimal disposable income. I love this band so much but this album is not grabbing me at all. It feels incredibly forced. I don't suppose they found it easy to tune back in after so long, which some of the interviews suggest anyway. I hope it will be a grower, but I just don't know. One thing i will say is that they will probably lend themselves well to the live arena.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Interesting. A friend of mine downloaded it and is raving about it. I'll probably wind up hearing it soon.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby James T » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:10 pm

On second listen there are a couple of nice tracks, but still a big disappointment for me at least. Sounds too much like all these so-called nu-gaze acts to me. I'm a grumpy old (young) man though. I wish them well with it and I look forward to a tour, but I can't see me spinning this much.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:44 pm

What bands are you referring to re: nu-gaze? Diiv? Beach House?
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Re: Slowdive

Postby spacemanrich » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Seems like a mixed review here. Some like it and some don't. Just have to wait and see what reviews they are before purchasing it. Beach House are great by the way.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby James T » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:24 pm

TheWarmth wrote:What bands are you referring to re: nu-gaze? Diiv? Beach House?


I couldn't even name them, just ones I hear in bars and some friends stereos. The XX and that jive. I listened to a beach house album once and thought it was ok. This album does have their producer though.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby cantona » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:41 pm

On my first listen and I like it. Star Roving sounds like a Brian Jonestown Massacre song.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby MODLAB » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:02 am

I'm really enjoying it. It has a nice feeling of all their stuff that they produced before and I believe it is a nice progression. I'm really happy they moved forward and in a good way.

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Re: Slowdive

Postby xtrmntr315 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:24 am

I know this is very cheeky but would be very grateful for a PM'ed link. I also pre-ordered. Dying to hear it.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby TheWarmth » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:19 pm

This album is great. I love the production, guitar tones, vocals and dynamics. Some of the songs have weird structures, which is cool. I do think they could have come up with a better closing song. The piano motif reminds me a lot of Radiohead's "Daydreaming" and the song just doesn't build like I want it to. Overall, very pleased, though.
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Re: Slowdive

Postby xtrmntr315 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:17 pm

Really loving it to. The only track that I struggle with is "Go Get It", the penultimate track. Something about Rachel's voice ion the chorus is jarring and decidedly not-Slowdive to me. I dig the last song but it too took some some. The rest is total bliss to me.
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