The June Brides are to return to the home of Alan McGee’s old Living Room club above the Adams Arms pub (now known as The Lukin) down Conway Street in London.
Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love) have announced a series of dates to coincide with the release of their debut album ‘Broken Heart Surgery’ on July 7th.
Slowdive made their return over the last few days in London on two of the hottest days of the year so far. The band have without doubt the most obsessive fans of any band on Creation and to see so many people get to see them live again was amazing.
This year marks 30 years since the Jesus and Mary Chain released their debut single ‘Upside Down’ on Creation and NME reports that the band are to take their 1985 album ‘Psychocandy’ on the road and play a handful of UK dates later this year.
We’ve just created a page on Songdrop where you can now watch or listen to virtually every single released on Creation Records between 1983 and 2000. Some tracks are official videos, some are live performances and others are audio tracks covering the highs and lows of the label. Tracks are listed in order of catalogue number.
The Jasmine Minks celebrate 30 years together this year by releasing their first anthology. Cut Me Deep – The Anthology 1984 – 2014 is released on February 24th and contains a massive 48 tracks.
Following this weeks big announcement that Slowdive are officially back together the internet seems to have gone into meltdown. If you haven’t managed to get tickets for any of the gigs so far, don’t worry there will be more dates announced soon.
You may also have had a chance to read one of the new interviews published online this week, however now is the time for you to send the band that burning question you’ve always wanted to ask them. All 5 members of the band have kindly agreed to answer some of your questions.
Slowdive last played live on 21st May 1994 in Toronto, now they have announced nearly twenty years to the day they will reform with confirmation of a show at Village Underground in London on 19th May.
The news follows last nights announcement they are confirmed on the bill for Primavera Festival in Spain later in May.
Further live dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
The reformation came about following conversations between the band over the last two years as Neil Halstead explains:
‘Initially we started talking amongst ourselves last year about making a new record, we were all keen to bust out the pedals again but figured it might be a good idea to do a few gigs this year to get back into the swing of things.’
Rachel and Neil played live together again for the first time in over a decade at last year’s Sonic Cathedral shows in London which you can read about by clicking here.
Tickets for the Village Underground show go on sale at 9am Friday 31st January via the ATP website.
Slowdive have been confirmed to play this year’s Primavera Sound in Barcelona. The festival runs from May 29-31 and also features Arcade Fire, Mogwai, Daniel Avery and Pixies, the band were announced tonight via the festival line-up film.
Christmas has come early this year, Swervedriver have announced their first new single in 15 years with a new album planned for 2014. The two track single is available NOW directly from the band as a download and features Mark Gardener of Ride on backing vocals.