History Music / Slowdive

30th Jun '17 1:38:07 AM bt8257
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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped from Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Music/{{Mojave 3}} and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.

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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped from Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Music/{{Mojave 3}} Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.
22nd Jun '17 1:51:24 AM bt8257
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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' , Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' , ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.
21st Jun '17 1:22:21 PM bt8257
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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' and Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' and , Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere''.''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.



They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released "Star Roving", their first single since 1994, and finally a self titled album afterwards, to ''even more fanfare''.

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They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In On 12 January 2017, they released "Star Roving", their first single since 1994, and finally a self titled album afterwards, on 5 May, to ''even more fanfare''.
21st Jun '17 1:11:17 PM bt8257
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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped from Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McClutcheon=] regrouped as Music/{{Mojave 3}} and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they abandoned the {{Shoegazing}} label and instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.

Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than they're given credit for, which isn't surprising, considering {{Shoegazing}} bands other than My Bloody Valentine suffer from severe OvershadowedByAwesome, and their mellower sound stood out like a sore thumb amid the ear-brutalizing loudness of the shoegaze scene. They helped innovate shoegaze's electronic aspects [[note]] alongside the Czech band Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, who moved into Ambient and Techno soundscapes [[/note]] -- where My Bloody Valentine provided the blueprint for the monstrous instrumental shoegaze based around a combination of brutally loud guitars and soothing melodies, Slowdive's copious use of [[EchoingAcoustics reverb]], songs played ''very'' slowly and overall spaciness made bands like Music/{{M83}} and A Sunny Day in Glasgow possible.

They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single since 1994, "Star Roving", and finally a self titled album afterwards, to ''even more fanfare''.

to:

A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped from Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McClutcheon=] [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Music/{{Mojave 3}} and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they abandoned the {{Shoegazing}} label and instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.

Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than they're given credit for, which isn't surprising, considering {{Shoegazing}} bands other than My Bloody Valentine suffer from severe OvershadowedByAwesome, and their mellower sound stood out like a sore thumb amid the ear-brutalizing loudness of the shoegaze scene. They helped innovate shoegaze's electronic aspects [[note]] alongside Alongside the Czech band Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, who moved into Ambient and Techno soundscapes [[/note]] soundscapes, they helped innovate shoegaze's electronic aspects -- where whereas My Bloody Valentine provided the blueprint for the monstrous instrumental shoegaze based around a combination of brutally loud guitars and soothing melodies, Slowdive's copious use of [[EchoingAcoustics reverb]], songs played ''very'' slowly and overall spaciness made bands like Music/{{M83}} and A Sunny Day in Glasgow possible.

They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released "Star Roving", their first single since 1994, "Star Roving", and finally a self titled album afterwards, to ''even more fanfare''.
21st Jun '17 1:11:17 PM bt8257
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11th Jun '17 2:21:57 AM bt8257
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* ButtMonkey: ''Hoo boy'', with the treatment of their label and reviews ''mocking them'' simply because of the backlash shoegaze received, they got this status...until being {{vindicated by history}} kicked in and reviewers who mocked them began to praise them and are now a staple within shoegaze that ''isn't'' called Music/MyBloodyValentine. ''Souvlaki'' is now sometimes considered to be just as good, if not ''[[https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/01/five-reasons-slowdives-souvlaki-trumps-loveless.html better]]'' than ''Music/{{Loveless}}''.
* TheCameo: Music/BrianEno shows up to add keyboards and treatments to "Sing" and "Here She Comes."

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* ButtMonkey: ''Hoo boy'', with the treatment of their label and reviews ''mocking them'' simply because of the backlash shoegaze received, they got this status...until being {{vindicated by history}} kicked in and reviewers who mocked them began to praise them and are now a staple within shoegaze shoegazing that ''isn't'' called Music/MyBloodyValentine. ''Souvlaki'' is now sometimes considered to be just as good, if not ''[[https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/01/five-reasons-slowdives-souvlaki-trumps-loveless.html better]]'' than ''Music/{{Loveless}}''.
* TheCameo: Music/BrianEno shows up to add keyboards and treatments to "Sing" and "Here She Comes."Comes".



* TheSouthpaw: Christian Savill.
* WordSaladLyrics: Par for the course for shoegazing.

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* TheSouthpaw: Christian Savill.
Savill, at least when playing guitar.
* WordSaladLyrics: Par for the course for shoegazing.{{shoegazing}}.
11th Jun '17 2:20:37 AM bt8257
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* Simon Scott - Drums (199094, 2014)

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* Simon Scott - Drums (199094, 2014)
Drums



!! '''''Souvlaki Trope Station''''':

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!! '''''Souvlaki Trope Station''''':! '''''Tropes close and feelings flow''''':
30th May '17 8:26:26 PM bt8257
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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', got them even stronger critical praise and features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' and Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

to:

Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', got them even stronger critical praise and features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' and Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.



They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single since 1994, "Star Roving", and finally a self titled album afterwards, with ''much more fanfare''.

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They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single since 1994, "Star Roving", and finally a self titled album afterwards, with ''much to ''even more fanfare''.
9th May '17 4:45:51 PM bt8257
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Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than they're given credit for, which is not exactly something surprising considering {{Shoegazing}} bands other than My Bloody Valentine suffer from severe OvershadowedByAwesome, and their mellower sound stood out like a sore thumb amid the ear-brutalizing loudness of the shoegaze scene. They helped innovate shoegaze's electronic aspects [[note]] alongside the Czech band Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, who moved into Ambient and Techno soundscapes [[/note]] -- where My Bloody Valentine provided the blueprint for the monstrous instrumental shoegaze based around a combination of brutally loud guitars and soothing melodies, Slowdive's copious use of [[EchoingAcoustics reverb]], songs played ''very'' slowly and overall spaciness made bands like Music/{{M83}} and A Sunny Day in Glasgow possible.

They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single in over 22 years, "Star Roving", and finally a self titled album afterwards, with ''much more fanfare''.

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Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than they're given credit for, which is not exactly something surprising isn't surprising, considering {{Shoegazing}} bands other than My Bloody Valentine suffer from severe OvershadowedByAwesome, and their mellower sound stood out like a sore thumb amid the ear-brutalizing loudness of the shoegaze scene. They helped innovate shoegaze's electronic aspects [[note]] alongside the Czech band Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, who moved into Ambient and Techno soundscapes [[/note]] -- where My Bloody Valentine provided the blueprint for the monstrous instrumental shoegaze based around a combination of brutally loud guitars and soothing melodies, Slowdive's copious use of [[EchoingAcoustics reverb]], songs played ''very'' slowly and overall spaciness made bands like Music/{{M83}} and A Sunny Day in Glasgow possible.

They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single in over 22 years, since 1994, "Star Roving", and finally a self titled album afterwards, with ''much more fanfare''.
18th Apr '17 6:36:17 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single in over 22 years, "Star Roving".

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They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single in over 22 years, "Star Roving".
Roving", and finally a self titled album afterwards, with ''much more fanfare''.


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