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TheWarmth wrote:Last year they had a Goose Island booth that released unique, small-batch brews every couple of hours with a schedule posted so you could plan out what you wanted to drink. It was pretty awesome. I really enjoyed that.
that'll work! i hope they do that again.

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I had a dream last night that Slowdive booked a proper full UK tour.. was gutted when I woke up :(

the info that they were just doing a few festivals was pretty much on the money wasn't it?
I guess they are using as an excuse to have some holidays in some nice places :)

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Would be surprised if there wasn't another London date at the Forum or something once this one is out of the way.

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Sonic Cathedral are doing a 10 years celebration with 'special guests' and Rachel just tweeted a pic of the poster for it... could it be?

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Saw them last night at Sonic Cathedral with Mark Gardener, Ulrich Schnauss and Andy Wetherall. They were really good. "Avalyn" was the only disappointment as it used to have a brilliant end section live which they dropped. They played some stuff they didn't really do back then too, "Crazy For You" and "Golden Hair". The whole gig is on youtube in reasonable quality but doesn't do ti justice. Here's a couple of tracks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibVqQHmt7z0

Mark's new stuff was good, too. He's been making an album with Robin Guthrie which going by last night would be worth looking out for.

Wetherall looks like Gandalf the Grey or Alan Moore these days!

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This boot is pretty good, miles better than the video clips
http://youtu.be/8668KWHeSeI

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James T wrote:This boot is pretty good, miles better than the video clips
http://youtu.be/8668KWHeSeI
Thanks, man. It is.

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US tour announced. still no sign of a UK tour, starting to think they are avoiding that for some reason?!
ahh I'm sure one will come in good time.

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Rumour is, that this glorious live reunion will be wrapped up by December with 2 london gigs I believe. I have no further details. Again, just rumour
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That would be a shame. If they do the new album like they've kept saying, surely there will be a future tour also.

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There has been a lot of talk in interviews with various band members about a new album. I wouldn't be surprised if they started recording in early 2015.

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07-16 Padova, Italy - Radar Festival
07-18 Suffolk, England - Latitude Festival
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-23 Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
07-25 Niigata Prefecture, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
07-26 Shanghai, China - Qianshuiwan Culture and Arts Center
07-28 Hong Kong - Rotunda 3
07-31 Singapore - The Ground Theatre
08-03 Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
08-07-09 Göteborg, Sweden - Way Out West
08-08-10 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08-09 Oslo, Norway - Oya
08-14 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-15 St. Malo, France - La Route du Rock Festival
08-23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
08-29-31 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-09 Geneva, Switzerland - La Batie
10-22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10-23 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10-25 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-26 Boston, MA - Royale
10-27 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10-28 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House
10-30 Chicago, IL - The Vic
10-31 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
11-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore
11-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune
11-05 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-07 San Francisco, CA - Warfield
11-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel



I highly recommend anyone who can go to the last date on this list to definitely, definitely go. Best theater. Best hotel. Stayed there last weekend for Nick Cave and had a blast.

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If that show had've been mid next year I'd be planning, we will make it over to ya some time!

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Just announced that Low will be opening for the North American dates. Heading to the Chicago gig in October :!:
I think I feel it coming on

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I'm going to check out their set at Pitchfork on Sunday and will also be at the Chicago show at the Vic. Can't wait. I've heard great things about the current tour.

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Re: Slowdive

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No Low in Boston....WTF. probably end up with one of the some nugaze bands from around here....or maybe we get an extra special guest

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Second show announced for Ace Theater in LA.

Got my tickets to both nights!!!!!! I'm wondering if the Sunday show means no Low...

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Re: Slowdive

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London Forum, 19 and 20 December. I would normally keep waiting for the full UK tour but after the rumours mentioned think I might just bite the bullet and get a hotel booked..

I saw Wilco at that venue a few years back.. it's decent size (big but not too big) but have to say the sound wasn't great.

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Yeah, I'm going to try and get tickets for the Saturday. I'm sure , unlike a lot of bands these days, they won't bother coming down to Brighton if they're already playing London.
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Saw neurosis at the forum and liked it, will be going to both

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Got saturday tickets. Can't afford Friday and not sure my mrs can cope with another 2 shows but hopefully will make it to that too.

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I got a ticket for Friday night. proper chuffed! bit of Christmas shopping, few drinks and some shoegaze.. can't wait.

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Got tickets for Saturday night for Mrs Shines and I. Really looking forward to this :D 8)
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Glad I went to the Hoxton show now.

No way in hell I'd have made those Christmas shows with a baby due on November 27th.

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I Have tickets for Friday. Might not make it... at least I have them.


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Looks like boston gets.....asobi seksu. Not bad but rather have low. Considering asobi seksu sort of broke up a last year, it's a little curious.

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MODLAB wrote:I Have tickets for Friday. Might not make it... at least I have them.


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I have tickets for Saturday and I might not be able to make that, but I can make Friday. Can you make the Saturday and if so do you want to swap? I have 2 x standing tickets.

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Here's 24 mins of their set from la route du rock from Friday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf7mkhgTcd4

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Huxley123 wrote:Here's 24 mins of their set from la route du rock from Friday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf7mkhgTcd4

absolutely beautiful

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that live footage is gorgeous. when they do the loud bits it sounds properly big! shame it's not the whole set.

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angelsighs wrote:that live footage is gorgeous. when they do the loud bits it sounds properly big! shame it's not the whole set.
Wow! I've only ever seen them in tiny little places. They sound absolutely immense in that video. The version of Syd's "Golden Hair" is phenomenal, Rachel absolutely nails the vocal, it's beautiful. I had my eyes closed and was buzzing watching it.

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I'll reiterate my previous comments: They absolutely destroyed it at Pitchfork. I was overwhelmed. If they can capture that high-powered energy on a new album, we are in for a big treat. I can't wait to see them again next month.

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Hookworms announced as support

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or Deaf Centre if like muggins here, you decided to go on the Friday..

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Have you not had any joy changing your ticket to the Saturday yet then Sighs?
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still thinking about my options Shines- it's gonna be difficult to swap it seeing as neither date is sold out. I might just bite the bullet and go to both dates, as it seems like these will be the last live shows for now.

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RoboHobo wrote:
MODLAB wrote:I Have tickets for Friday. Might not make it... at least I have them.


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I have tickets for Saturday and I might not be able to make that, but I can make Friday. Can you make the Saturday and if so do you want to swap? I have 2 x standing tickets.

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Mark,

Sorry for not responding sooner. I will be going to this gig after all.
I hope you will be able to find someone to swap with you.

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MODLAB wrote:
RoboHobo wrote:
MODLAB wrote:I Have tickets for Friday. Might not make it... at least I have them.


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I have tickets for Saturday and I might not be able to make that, but I can make Friday. Can you make the Saturday and if so do you want to swap? I have 2 x standing tickets.

Cheers
Mark

Mark,

Sorry for not responding sooner. I will be going to this gig after all.
I hope you will be able to find someone to swap with you.

Best,

Mark
No problem, Mark. I think I may have sorted it to I can go on the Saturday so it's all good.

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Re: Slowdive

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nice interview with Slowdive here. it looks like they are all very keen to press ahead with a new album, but just as mindful to pull the plug if it's not working.

http://www.drownedinsound.com/in_depth/ ... s-slowdive

I like the sound of the extra songs they will be playing at the Forum, now they have longer than just a festival slot. more Just For a Day stuff will be just the ticket.

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Just got me a ticket for the saturday. Last shows for a while by the sounds of it so not to be missed

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I reckon it will be the gig of the year, we'll have to party a bit afterwards. Spiritualized forum christmas do.

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James T wrote:I reckon it will be the gig of the year, we'll have to party a bit afterwards. Spiritualized forum christmas do.
strangely enough, Mrs Shines (who is accompanying me for this) asked whether this was going to be the Spiritualized Forum's Christmas do earlier today!! :lol: :wink: Am definitely up for a pre and post gig meet up. Need a roll call of who's going.
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I'm going to Saturday now.. let the good times roll.

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Great news Sighs. Lets hook before (and after?!) the gig. Hopefully Aquarian Time and Olan can make it down too for the Saturday show. :D
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I have ticket, digs and trains booked chaps. I wont be getting to Kentish Town till about 7pm so a swift one near the venue and then in we go. After my train to my digs is not till late so have a 2 hours ish of post gig analysis to neogotiate with you guys.

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my hotel is quite near the venue so I'm easy- drinks after and probably before (depending on what I'm doing in the daytime).. really looking forward to it!

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Me and becky are staying on Baker Street, but hope to be over near the venue for about half 6 or something.

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Just got back from seeing them twice in the unbelievably perfect Ace Theatre venue in LA and I must say I was completely blown away. The band was flawless and put on an incredible show. Great visuals too. Low was great on Saturday too.

I know I'm just preaching to the choir, but all of you should not hesitate if you have the opportunity and funds to see them. Low closed their set with two new songs which were dedicated to Slowdive because they want to hear new material from Slowdive. The response was overwhelming. Let's hope they do follow through. I don't want another shitty Neil Halstead solo album!

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New Slowdive tune finally released. Think it's great!

https://slowdive.lnk.to/star-roving

Looking forward to the album based on this!

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So good! Really happy for them and think this will definitely be on the of the top albums of 2017.
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Can't listen to this until I get home from work tonight. What does it sound like?

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Awesome. Really digging this track. One thing that I like about it is that the drums are huge and propulsive, which I don't think you can say about much of their older material.

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I really like the new song. it's nothing new from them really, but there are some subtle new elements that add to their signature sound. the production is top notch for one thing. yes, drums sounding good!.. and very swooshy and spacerocky!

your move, Ride...

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angelsighs wrote:your move, Ride...
Was exactly what i thought too...

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I have to admit, this bummed out since it might mean bigger venues next time they tour the US. I was upset with the size of the venues last tour
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burningwheel wrote:I have to admit, this bummed out since it might mean bigger venues next time they tour the US. I was upset with the size of the venues last tour
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They played a medium sized venue in Chicago 2 years ago and it was fantastic. I highly doubt they're going to move on to massive venues here. Don't stress it.

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Yeah, i was there, it wasn't too bad, better than the detroit venue!
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Laz69 wrote:
Was exactly what I thought too...
not sure what i think about Ride making new material.. had a quick listen to the three new songs played live and only one really made an impression on me.. mind you it's gotta be better than Tarantula :)

I'm definitely a believer that reformed bands can do great work though

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North american dates announced!
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Really like the new song. It's got enough of their "classic" sound to still sound like them, bit it's different enough to still be relevant and more than just a nostalgia trip. It's quite poppy, too. Really looking forward to the album.

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isn't it a bit strange how they seem adverse to doing a proper UK tour? it's almost like they are making a point of not doing one. if they weren't into touring in general, they wouldn't be traipsing around the states. but in Blighty it's basically been festivals and a couple of London dates.

is there definitely an album on the way? because the blurb just seems to say this song was "one of some they were working on" rather than actually being part of a new album

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Album is coming for sure. They made some noises about a date up north a while ago but nothing happened with that. I'd expect them to wait until the new LP is out now.

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And the new song.... It's OK, but I can't really say it is as good as any other track of theirs from way back.

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it's tricky though isn't it. everyone's had years living with those other songs, building up memories with them etc. For a new song to come out and immediately live up to that is a challenge.

it's certainly far better than many other comeback efforts (Stone Roses spring to mind- what a piece of doggerel that was)

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Gigs announced:

. Monday 27th March - The Art School, Glasgow, UK - TICKETS ON SALE 10am 17/02/2017

. Tuesday 28th March - Art Club, Liverpool, UK - TICKETS ON SALE 10am 17/02/2017

. Thursday 30th March - The Fleece, Bristol, UK - TICKETS ON SALE 10am 17/02/2017

. Sunday 2nd April - Trabendo, Paris, France - ON SALE NOW
http://www.digitick.com/slowdive-concer ... do-paris-…

. Monday 3rd April - Festsaal, Berlin, Germany - ON SALE NOW
http://www.eventim.de/tickets.html…

For more info: http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/

I'm definitely going to the Liverpool gig.

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