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Slowdive Release Single and Music Video for Latest Single “skin in the game"

Today, Slowdive present their new song, “skin in the game,” from their forthcoming album, everything is alive, out September 1st on Dead Oceans. Following lead single “kisses,” “skin in the game” is smudged and forlorn, with Neil Halstead’s vocals radiantly emerging from the haze. “I won’t know and you won’t say it now,” he sings, “Cos you don’t say and I will never ask.” Produced by Halstead, everything is alive finds Slowdive — Halstead, vocalist and guitarist Rachel Goswell, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scott — locating even more contours of their immersive, elemental sound.

This fall, Slowdive will embark on a North American, UK, and Ireland tour. The North American leg of Slowdive’s tour is nearly sold out, with tickets remaining in Salt Lake City and St. Paul, and a newly added second show in San Francisco.

everything is alive contains the duality of Slowdive’s familiar internal language mixed with the exaltation of new beginnings. Six years after their monumental return and self-titled album, Slowdive’s fifth album began with Halstead originally conceiving it as a “more minimal electronic record.” The group collectively gravitated back toward their signature reverb-drenched guitars, however, that first concept seeped into the final compositions. “As a band, when we’re all happy with it, that tends to be the stronger material. We’ve always come from slightly different directions, and the best bits are where we all meet in the middle,” Halstead says. everything is alive spans psychedelic soundscapes, pulsating 80’s electronic elements and John Cale inspired journeys. Dedicated to Goswell’s mother and Scott’s father, who both died in 2020, it’s an exploration into the shimmering nature of life and the universal touch points within it. “There were some profound shifts for some of us personally,” Goswell says. Those crossroads are reflected in the many-layered emotional tenor of Slowdive’s music; everything is alive is heavy with experience, but each note is poised, wise, and necessarily pitched to hope. Its unique alchemy subtly embodies both sadness and gratitude, groundedness and uplift. Slowdive has also launched an official Discord (https://discord.gg/nb4kAedakw) this week. It is the first official shoegaze Discord launched in partnership with the platform, and kicked off with an exclusive preview of this new song and visualiser.




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