NEWS: Slowdive’s debut gets the flaming treatment

SLOWDIVE’S 1991 debut LP for Creation, Just For A Day, is set to get a limited flame-coloured 180-gramme pressing by Resident Records.

The album, which was slated by the British inkies at the time but which has come to be seen as a cornerstone of the reappraised shoegaze movement, features overdriven, ambient guitar classics such as “Spanish Air”, “Catch the Breeze”, “Brighter” and “Erik’s Song”, had a troubled gestation.

Reportedly Neil Halstead convinced Creation supremo Alan McGee that the Reading band had enough songs written for a full-length album – when in fact they didn’t. The album was out together under pressure in the studio and was borne out of sound experiments and spliffs.

Poorly received by the critics, it instead became something of a cult sleeper hit, passed about by word of mouth, until Slowdive’s triumphant return in 2014.

The album is limited to a numbered pressing run of 4,000, is due to ship on July 17th, and may be pre-ordered at

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