The Slowdive reunion Neil Halstead first teased in 2012 is finally a reality. As revealed on the band’s newly launched Twitter account, the shoegaze icons will be playing Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival on May 30th, with “more info and announcements to follow.”
Halstead was last heard on Stars Are Our Home, a collaboration with Mark Van Hoen (Locust, Seefeel) and Nick Holton (Coley Park) under the name Black Hearted Brother. He also played a couple London shows with Slowdive/Mojave 3 bandmate Rachel Goswell last fall.
“I think I would definitely be interested in playing [Slowdive material],” the guitarist/singer admitted in an Exclaim interview a few months back. “A lot of those songs are really special to me, but I’d obviously want it to sound good. I can’t even remember the guitar tunings on most of those songs. I never play them. But it would undoubtedly be a real buzz to do them again. I just don’t know. It’s a weird thing doing reunions.”
Weird but welcome. Here’s the rest of the Primavera lineup and an extended trailer while we await more Slowdive details via a Quietus exclusive that was just excerpted here…