Slowdive Detail New Album 'everything is alive,' Map Out North American Tour

The new single "kisses" has arrived

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jun 20, 2023

Last week, first-wave shoegazers Slowdive teased the follow-up to their excellent self-titled 2017 album, and now they've officially announced it. "kisses" is the lead single from everything is alive, due out September 1 via Dead Oceans, and the band will support it with a tour that includes a stop in Toronto.

The album was recorded across various studios throughout England over the course of a couple years, extending from fall 2020 into early 2022. The band's singer-guitarist Neil Halstead served as producer, while Shawn Everett (Alvvays, the War on Drugs, SZA) mixed six of the eight tracks.

The album is dedicated to the mother of singer-guitarist Rachel Goswell and the father of drummer Simon Scott, both of whom died in 2020. Halstead said in a statement, "It wouldn't feel right to make a really dark record right now. The album is quite eclectic emotionally, but it does feel hopeful."

That's certainly true of the pop-friendly "kisses," with its relatively upbeat groove — at least by Slowdive standards. Watch a video for the song below. everything is alive is available to pre-order here.

Also below, see the band's tour dates. The tour will bring Slowdive to Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on September 23.

everything is alive:

1. shanty
2. prayer remembered
3. alife
4. andalucia plays
5. kisses
6. skin in the game
7. chained to a cloud
8. the slab

Slowdive 2023 Tour Dates:

06/24 Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
06/25 Somerset, UK - Glastonbury
07/17 Perth, Australia - Astor Theatre
07/19 Brisbane, Australia - Princess Theatre
07/21 Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre
07/22 Melbourne, Australia - Forum
07/23 Adelaide, Australia - Hindley St. Music Hall
07/26 Auckland, New Zealand - Powerstation
07/29 Niigata Prefecture, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08/05 Mysłowice, Poland - Off Festival
08/11 Sicily, Italy - Ypsigrock FEstival
08/18 Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival
09/23 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/25 Boston, MA - Citizens House of Blues Boston
09/27 New York, NY - Webster Hall
09/28 New York, NY - Webster Hall
09/29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09/30 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/02 Cleveland, OH - The Roxy at Mahall's
10/03 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
10/04 Saint Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
10/06 Denver, CO - Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
10/07 Salt Lake City, UT - The Union
10/09 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10/10 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
10/12 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
10/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Bellwether
10/30 Glasgow, Scotland - Queen Margaret Union
10/31 Manchester, England - Ritz
11/01 Bristol, England - SWX
11/03 London, England - Troxy
11/05 Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall
11/06 Dublin, Ireland - National Stadium

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