History Music / Slowdive

8th Mar '17 10:44:13 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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

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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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.
8th Mar '17 8:06:03 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare.

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They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare.
fanfare. In 2017, they released their first single in over 22 years, "Star Roving".



* ButtMonkey: ''Ho 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}}''.

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* ButtMonkey: ''Ho ''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}}''.



* DreamPop

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* DreamPopDreamPop: Dream Pop and Shoegazing go hand-in-hand, but they are unanimously considered one of the dreamiest bands in the latter genre.
5th Feb '17 8:25:27 PM bt8257
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5th Feb '17 8:25:14 PM bt8257
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5th Feb '17 8:24:33 PM bt8257
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4th Feb '17 7:15:35 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'' 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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

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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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.



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31st Jan '17 4:35:41 AM bt8257
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* TitledAfterTheSong: Rachel Goswell suggested naming the band after the song of the same name by Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: Rachel Goswell suggested naming the band after the song of the same name by Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees.a Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees song.
* TheSouthpaw: Christian Savill.
28th Jan '17 11:53:46 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'' 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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two tours of the USA in 1994 themselves.

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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'' 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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours of the USA in 1994 themselves.



Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than people give them credit for, which is not exactly something surprising considering {{Shoegazing}} bands not named My Bloody Valentine as a whole 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.

The band reunited in 2014 to much fanfare.

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Slowdive has actually done more for their genre than people give them they're given credit for, which is not exactly something surprising considering {{Shoegazing}} bands not named other than My Bloody Valentine as a whole 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.

The band They reunited in 2014 to much fanfare.
26th Jan '17 2:11:45 AM bt8257
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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, Slowdive 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.

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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, Slowdive 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.



* Neil Halstead - Vocals, guitar, keyboards (198995, 2014)
* Rachel Goswell - Vocals, guitar, tambourine (198995, 2014)
* Nick Chaplin - Bass (198995, 2014)
* Christian Savill - Guitar (198995, 2014)

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* Neil Halstead - Vocals, guitar, keyboards (198995, 2014)
keyboards
* Rachel Goswell - Vocals, guitar, tambourine (198995, 2014)
tambourine
* Nick Chaplin - Bass (198995, 2014)
Bass
* Christian Savill - Guitar (198995, 2014)Guitar
19th Jan '17 10:35:16 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 "Machine Gun". With time, ''Souvlaki'' 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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two tours of the USA in 1994 themselves.

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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".Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' 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 out funding, forcing the band to finance two tours of the USA in 1994 themselves.
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