Are Slowdive Reuniting?

By Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014

British shoegaze legends Slowdive are one of the few massively important ’90s guitar bands (or at least, the ones without dead frontmen) who haven’t reunited yet, but there’s still a very good chance that they could get back together sometime soon. Last year, former frontman Neil Halstead played a pair of solo shows in London, and his old bandmate Rachel Goswell joined him for a few songs. And in an interview last year, Halstead said that the band was open to getting back together; the only requirement would be “just shitloads of money.” Signs now show that someone has anted up. As Vanyaland points out, there’s a new Slowdive Twitter account that’s been quietly activated, and all the band members except Halstead were among the first followers. They have also been counting down to 1/29 on their person Twitters. That’s obviously something less than a formal announcement, but it’s still a hopeful sign.