Slowdive Gearing Up for Reunion?

Slowdive Gearing Up for Reunion?

Cult shoegazers Slowdive have been contemplating a reunion for a few years now, with former frontman Neil Halstead previously telling Exclaim! that he would "definitely be interested" in revisiting the band's material. Now, it looks as if a reunion might be just around a corner.

Nothing has been confirmed just yet, but Slowdive have got their own brand new Twitter account. However, they haven't made any tweets so far.

Even more tellingly, Slowdive members Simon Scott, Christian Savill, Nick Chaplin and Rachel Goswell have begun a countdown on Twitter [via The Slowdive Database]. The countdown will reach zero next Wednesday (January 29), at which time all will presumably be revealed. See some of the tweets below.

During the first half of the '90s, Slowdive released three albums and a handful of EPs. They subsequently launched spinoff project Mojave 3 and began writing more folksy music, but that project has been on hiatus in recent years as well.

Halstead has gone on to release a handful of solo albums and 2013 launched psych-rock band Black Hearted Brother.

Speaking to Exclaim! last year, Halstead said, "I think I would definitely be interested in playing [Slowdive material]," he admits. "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."