Published May 10, 2016While Rachel Goswell is getting ready to release a self-titled debut album with supergroup Minor Victories, many may be wondering if getting back together with her bandmates in Slowdive in 2014 would lead to a new album release from the '90s shoegaze faves. The answer, it seems, is yes, as Goswell has confirmed that recording sessions are already underway.
Goswell unveiled an as-yet-untitled album is already in the works from Slowdive during an interview promoting Minor Victories, adding that the classic shoegaze act have been recording the collection off-and-on since last year. The band members' various schedules and family lives have led to a scattered recording process, but it's slowly being put together.
"It's quite difficult because we've all got children and we all live in different parts of the country," Goswell told Stereogum. "As you get older, it is quite a challenge. But we recorded quite a lot of music last year, and Neil [Halstead] has spent all of this year, in fact, in the studio piecing bits and bolts together, doing more writing on what we recorded."
While details on what all will be on the LP have yet to be revealed in full, Goswell noted that the act have "got a lot of songs," and that she recorded vocals for some of those tracks a few weeks ago.
"I'm doing my vocals, as I did with Minor Victories, in my house because it's convenient and it's easy," she explained. "Neil lives a couple of hours from me, and I've got my son to look after in between Minor Victories."
An ETA for the collection would appear to be a ways off, but the in-the-works LP will be the first full-length release from Slowdive since 1995's Pygmalion.
As for Minor Victories, the new project from Goswell and members of Mogwai and Editors, the band's self-titled debut is due June 3 through Fat Possum/PIAS. A tour will have them hitting Toronto's Opera House on June 24. They also just shared the new video for album track "Breaking My Light," which you can watch below.