Album News, Tour Dates — June 20, 2023 at 7:49 am

Slowdive returns with new album, first single “Kisses” — and North American tour dates


Shoegaze titans Slowdive today announced they’ll release their fifth album, Everything Is Alive, this September and it’s preceded by the dreamy first single “Kisses” — which you can hear below — and will be supported by a just-announced North American tour this fall.

The Dead Oceans label will release the nine-song album on Sept. 1 — it’s the band’s second post-reunion record — and it can be preordered now in a variety of vinyl, CD and cassette formats, as well as digitally.

The band’s 15-date North American tour — which follows summer dates in the U.K. Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan — opens Sept. 23 in Toronto and continues through a Los Angeles date on Oct. 14, and it will be followed by six dates in the U.K. and Ireland in late October and early November.

See the full tour dates below. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, June 23. More details at

The new album is described by the label as featuring “the duality of a familiar internal language mixed with the exaltation of new beginnings. Everything is Alive is transportive, searching and aglow, the work of a classic band continuing to pitch its unmistakable voice to the future.”

The band — vocalists and guitarists Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin and drummer Simon Scott — started work on what was envisioned as a “more minimal electronic record,” the label says, but eventually gravitated back toward its “signature reverb-drenched guitars, but that first concept seeped into the compositions.”

Speaking of that process, Halstead says: “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.” Goswell adds: “Slowdive is very much the sum of its parts. Something unquantifiable happens when the five of us come together in a room.”

Below, check out the new single “Kisses,” the album’s full tracklist and artwork — and Slowdive’s tour dates.



Slowdive, Everything is Alive

1. “Shanty”
2. “Prayer Remembered”
3. “Alife”
4. “Andalucia Plays”
5. “Kisses”
6. “Skin in the Game”
7. “Chained to a Cloud”
8. “The Slab”


Slowdive tour dates 2023

June 24: Exeter, UK — Phoenix
June 25: Glastonbury Festival, UK

July 17: Perth, Australia — Astor Theatre
July 19: Brisbane, Australia — Princess Theatre
July 21: Sydney, Australia — Enmore Theatre
July 22: Melbourne, Australia — Forum
July 23: Adelaide, Australia – Hindley St Music Hall
July 26: Auckland, NZ — Powerstation
July 29: Fuji Rock Festival, Japan

Aug. 5: Off Festival, Poland
Aug. 11: Ypsigrock Festival, Sicily
Aug. 18: Green Man Festival, Wales

Sept. 23: Toronto, ON — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sept. 25: Boston, MA –- Citizens House of Blues Boston
Sept. 27: New York City, NY — Webster Hall
Sept. 28: New York City, NY — Webster Hall
Sept. 29: Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
Sept. 30: Washington, D.C. — 930 Club
Oct. 2: Cleveland, OH — The Roxy @ Mahall’s
Oct. 3: Chicago, IL — Riviera Theatre
Oct. 4: St. Paul, MN — Palace Theatre
Oct. 6: Denver, CO –- Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Oct. 7: Salt Lake City, UT -– The Union
Oct. 9: Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 10: Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo
Oct. 12: San Francisco, CA –- The Warfield
Oct. 14: Los Angeles, CA –- The Bellwether

Oct. 30: Glasgow, UK — QMU
Oct. 31: Manchester, UK — 02 Ritz
Nov. 1: Bristol, UK — SWX
Nov. 3: London, UK –- The Troxy
Nov. 5: Belfast, UK -– Mandela Hall
Nov. 6: Dublin, Ireland – National Stadium





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  1. Very exciting news! Can’t wait to seem them live again. New single is lovely.

  2. Yes I have loved their post-reunion work! Most excellent.

    I saw them last time out, doesn’t look like there’s a good option for me this tour. Oh well!

  3. Wallace Scott

    I REALLY wanted to like this,but it just sounds like the shit that’s been trotted out over the last dozen years by people far less talented that Slowdive.

    Be YOU, not the Millenials or Zs who are simply parroting you.

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