Slowdive Release “skin in the game”

Slowdive present their new song, “skin in the game,” from their forthcoming album, everything is alive, out September 1st on Dead Oceans. Following lead single “kisses,” “skin in the game” is smudged and forlorn, with Neil Halstead’s vocals radiantly emerging from the haze. “I won’t know and you won’t say it now,” he sings, “Cos you don’t say and I will never ask.” Produced by Halstead, everything is alive finds Slowdive — Halstead, vocalist and guitarist Rachel Goswell, guitarist Christian Savill, bassist Nick Chaplin, and drummer Simon Scott — locating even more contours of their immersive, elemental sound.
This fall, Slowdive will embark on a North American, UK, and Ireland tour. The North American leg of Slowdive’s tour is nearly sold out, with tickets remaining in Salt Lake City and St. Paul, and a newly added second show in San Francisco.

everything is alive contains the duality of Slowdive’s familiar internal language mixed with the exaltation of new beginnings. Six years after their monumental return and self-titled album, Slowdive’s fifth album began with Halstead originally conceiving it as a “more minimal electronic record.” The group collectively gravitated back toward their signature reverb-drenched guitars, however, that first concept seeped into the final compositions. “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,” Halstead says.

Slowdive Tour Dates:
Wed. July 19 – Brisbane, AU @ Princess Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Fri. July 21 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Sat. July 22 – Melbourne, AU @ Forum [SOLD OUT]
Sun. July 23 – Adelaide, AU @ Hindley St. Music Hall
Wed. July 26 – Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation [SOLD OUT]
Sat. July 29 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
Sat. Aug. 5 – Mysłowice, PL @ Off Festival
Fri. Aug. 11 – Sicily, IT @ Ypsigrock Festival
Fri. Aug. 18 – Brecon Beacon, GB @ Green Man Festival
Sat. Sep. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Mon. Sep. 25 – Boston, MA @ Citizens House of Blues Boston [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Sep. 27 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Sep. 28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall [SOLD OUT]
Fri. Sep. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Sep. 30 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]
Mon. Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Roxy @ Mahall’s [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Oct. 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Fri. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Oct. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
Mon. Oct. 9 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Oct. 10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Oct. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether [SOLD OUT]
Mon. Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Mon. Oct. 30 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Oct. 31 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Nov. 1 – Bristol, UK @ SWX [SOLD OUT]
Fri. Nov. 3 – London, UK @ Troxy [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Nov. 5 – Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
Mon. Nov. 6 – Dublin, IR @ National Stadium
Sat. Nov. 25 – Sun. Nov. 26 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Primavera Sound
Mon. Dec. 4 – Santiago, CL @ Teatro Coliseo
Thu. Dec. 7 – Asunción, PY @ Primavera Sound
Sat. Dec. 9 – Sun. Dec. 10 – Bogotá, CO @ Primavera Sound