Slowdive Deliver New 9-Minute Version of "Golden Hair"

The newly updated song comes as part of the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Nov 14, 2019

Reunited shoegaze heroes Slowdive are revisiting one of their most classic moment, delivering fans a new version of their "Golden Hair."

The updated version of the band's 1991 song arrives as part of the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club. This new version of "Golden Hair" was recorded in 2014, and then mixed this year by Slowdive leader Neil Halstead. Impressively, the 2019 version of "Golden Hair" now stretches past the nine-minute mark.

While the new version of "Golden Hair" can be streamed below, it also is arriving as a 7-inch through the ongoing Sonic Cathedral Singles Club.

Besides the newly shared track, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell is helming a charity auction in support of the Deaf Academy. Up for grabs is various memorabilia from Slowdive, as well as artists such as the Cure, American Football, Mogwai, CHVRCHES. You can learn more here.

Slowdive last released their self-titled reunion album in 2017.


The 10th and penultimate release on the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club is out today. ––––––––––––––––––– @slowdiveofficial 'Golden Hair' (live) Part I / 'Golden Hair' (live) Part II –––––––––––––––––––– It's quite simply one of the most moving and powerful pieces of music we've ever heard. It's so long – over nine minutes – we had to split it into two parts to fit on the 7", but it comes with a download of the full, unedited version. It was recorded back in 2014, but was mixed and mastered this year by @neilhalstead and @heba_kadry respectively. –––––––––––––––––––– This 7" single is pressed on gold vinyl and comes in a gold mirror-board sleeve. Subscriber copies come with an exclusive outer sleeve housed in a PVC wallet, plus a beautiful print of photos from Slowdive's comeback show at our 10th birthday party in 2014. Due to a slight delay in printing the extra bits and pieces they will be mailed out at the end of next week. –––––––––––––––––––– We are celebrating the release and all things Slowdive tonight at @thesociallondon with a one-off tribute, featuring DJs Christian Savill and Nick Chaplin from the band, a supergroup who we have christened Fauxdive (featuring members of @smellybdrmm @lumer_uk and a very special guest) playing Slowdive covers and a screening of the @pitchfork documentary about 'Souvlaki'. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are available from @dicefm – but Singles Club subscribers get in free with their Social Service card. –––––––––––––––––––– @rachelgoswell from Slowdive has spent the last few months gathering together some incredible music-related items to auction for the @deafacademy – including a subscription to the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club. Every penny raised will go towards helping deaf children and young people. The auction goes live from 4pm today and the full details are here: –––––––––––––––––––– Subscribe here to receive the Slowdive single and 10 other incredible releases, as well as three copies of our Crypt fanzine and free entry to our monthly Social Service nights in London. THERE ARE ONLY 15 LEFT >> LINK IN BIO

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