Slowdive forges its path into the future on new single “kisses” - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Shoegaze icons Slowdive have announced their first album in over six years, sharing ‘kisses’ as the lead single off the forthcoming record. Titled everything is alive, the album arrives on September 1st along with a tour through the U.S, U.K, Australia, and Ireland.

everything is alive is the band’s fifth studio LP, and since 2017’s Slowdive, Rachel Goswell, Neil Halstead, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin, and Simon Scott have decided to take the group’s unmistakable voice and guide it into the future, layering 80s electronic beats and psychedelic ambience with the hollow, reverb-drenched walls of guitar that have defined their sound for decades. This stylistic shift carries through in the emotionally ambiguous tone of the record.

everything is alive is dedicated to vocalist and guitarist Rachel Goswell’s mother and drummer Simon Scott’s father, who both passed away in 2020. Goswell elaborated on the whirl of emotions during the time: “There were some profound shifts for some of us personally.” Vocalist and guitarist Neil Halstead added, “It wouldn’t feel right to make a really dark record right now. The album is quite eclectic emotionally, but it does feel hopeful.”

“‘kisses”’ delivers on these sentiments, reinventing Slowdive for the modern age while remaining true to their unique approach to songwriting and production. Check out the song and the everything is alive tracklist below, as well as the complete list of tour dates.

Slowdive - kisses

everything is alive track list
Prayer Remembered
Andalucia Plays
Skin In The Game
Chained To A Cloud
The Slab

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

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