News: The legendary Slowdive announce new album ‘everything is alive’ and unveil the glorious first single ‘kisses’ on eve of antipodean tour

Feature Photograph: Parri Thomas

In very exciting news, today, Slowdive announced their new album, everything is alive, coming out Friday, 1 September  on Dead Oceans, and unveiled the video for the gorgeous lead single, ‘kisses’. This comes ahead of the band’s headline Australia and New Zealand tour which kicks off in July — tickets on sale here.

The announcement also comes ahead of the band’s first-ever Glastonbury performance this weekend, on the Woodsies Stage on Sunday, 25 June.

‘kisses’ has a brilliant dream pop shimmer and coasts gently and mesmerisingly along on a bed of jangling guitars with the trademark laconic delivery and a shoegaze haze. The lyrics add to the dreamy reverie:

Tell me your the best thing,
I tell you that’s what you need
Rolling on those good looks
Maybe it’s just enough
I know you dream of snowfields
Floating high above the trees
Living for the new thing
Sometimes the new won’t d

Kisses born desert sun

This achingly beautiful track is matched by the accompanying video directed by Noel Paul with its enigmatic stars riding through Naples – drenched in a sort of deep melancholy and existential angst. Paul says of the video:

If this video evokes emotion, it’s largely due to our excellent cast. In particular Charlie and Claudia, two courageous and beautiful souls who threw themselves into their roles and set a tone of fearless vulnerability.

It captures the very essence of the song itself – a sort of deeply personal journey into the unknown, filled with personal tribulations that are exposed in the cast’s eyes.

‘kisses’ is available now to download and stream here.

You can pre-order ‘everything is alive’ here and through the link below.

Slowdive are about to embark on an extensive tour – their fill itinerary is below.

2023 Tour Dates:

June 24: Exeter, UK – Phoenix [sold out]
June 25: Glastonbury Festival, UK
July 17: Perth, Aus – Astor Theatre [sold out]
July 19: Brisbane, Aus – Princess Theatre [sold out]
July 21: Sydney, Aus – Enmore Theatre – tickets
July 22: Melbourne, Aus – Forum [sold out]
July 23: Adelaide, Aus – Hindley St Music Hall
July 26: Auckland, NZ – Powerstation [sold out]

July 29: Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
August 5: Off Festival, Poland
August 11: Ypsigrock Festival, Sicily
August 18: Green Man Festival, Wales
September 23: Toronto, ONT – Queen Elizabeth Theatre 
September 25:  Boston, MA – Citizens House of Blues Boston
September 27:  NYC, NY – Webster Hall 
September 28: NYC, NY – Webster Hall 
September 29: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 
September 30: Washington, DC – 930 Club 
October 2: Cleveland, OH – The Roxy @ Mahall’s
October 3: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
October 4: St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
October 6: Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom 
October 7: Salt Lake City, UT – The Union 
October 9: Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom 
October 10: Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo 
October 12: San Francisco, CA – The Warfield 
October 14: Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
Oct 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
Oct 31 – Manchester, UK –  Ritz
Nov 1 – Bristol, UK – SWX
Nov 3  – London, UK – Troxy
Nov 5 – Belfast, UK – Mandela Hall 
Nov 6 – Dublin, Eire – National Stadium 

Feature Photograph: Parri Thomas

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