Slowdive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Thames Valley, England-based indie rock band formed in 1989 by Rachel Goswell (16 May 1971, Hampshire, England; vocals), Neil Halstead (b. 7 October 1970, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; vocals/guitar), Brook Christian Savill (b. 6 December 1977, Bury, Lancashire, England; guitar), Nicholas Chaplin (b. 23 December 1970, Slough, Berkshire, England; bass) and Adrian Sell (drums), who departed after six months to go to university. His replacement was Neil Carter, who also played with local Reading band the Colour Mary, until Simon Scott (b. 3 March 1971, Cambridge, England) joined permanently, having drummed for the Charlottes. While this was happening, Slowdive were creating a dreamy sound that frequently escaped analysis, but the main ingredients were floating harmonies and ripples of guitar effects within a traditional three-minute pop framework.

Signed by a revitalized Creation Records on the basis of one demo tape, Slowdive made a surprising...

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