Neil Halstead Hints that Slowdive Could Reunite?

For those of you who aren’t aware of Slowdive, i’m sorry. They were pioneers of the early 90′s Shoegaze movement, a term coined by a journalist who described band’s guitarists as being intensely focused on the introspection of the music (or perhaps just their extensive and sprawling pedal boards), they looked only at their shoes. Though at the time Slowdive were often mentioned in passing beside My Bloody Valentine; time has been kind, and the bands three albums, Just For A Day, Souvlaki and Pygmalion have gained a cult following and retrospective critical praise.

Of course, My Bloody Valentine themselves reunited back in 2008, and played a string of successful festival shows as well as re-releasing their two albums to many fans delight, but very few bands from the same era have even so much as hinted at a reunion. (I’m still hoping for a Ride reformation tour).

However whilst talking to MTV Ride, Neil Halstead, one of the founding members of Slowdive and solo artist in his own right stated that “There’s a chance that we’ll get back together … It’s definitely possible at some point.” The guitarist told MTV that all of the members of the band were still on amicable terms, and although “We (Slowdive) haven’t been in the same room together for a really long time, we’re all in contact through email. We sort of have these email conversations and we’re all friendly, but we haven’t actually been together as the whole Slowdive unit in years, unfortunately.”

When asked what it’d take to get the Shoegazing pioneers to return, Halstead joked; “shitloads of money”, before adding “It’s crazy how in vogue it is for bands to get back together these days. It’s almost like you’re not allowed not to get back together. So, I’m sure that we will get back together — because we won’t be allowed not to.”

Hopefully if we all muck in and pressure them enough, Slowdive might once again stare at their shoes in beleaguered instrospection, and it’ll be a glorious day.

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