Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead of the English 90’s shoegaze band Slowdive will reunite as part of two performances Halstead will do in late October.
Slowdive were an important part of the shoegaze movement of the late eighties and early nineties. Their songs have been covered in recent years by the likes of The Gathering and Beach Fossils among others, and filmmaker Gregg Araki (The Doom Generation) uses their music in many of his movies. Since an unfortunate halt in their career after being dropped from their label in 1995, Goswell and Halstead have continued making music in various capacities, including forming the group Mojave 3 with some members of Slowdive. Both have released solo material, and Halstead recently toured with Jack Johnson. He’s also been busy with a new project, Black Hearted Brother, which he started with post-rocker Mark Van Hoen of Seefeel.
Halstead’s two performances will be held at London’s Cecil Sharp House on October 23rd and 24th. He will play material from all of his musical projects, and Goswell will join him for the Slowdive selections. It’s been almost a decade since the two have played together live. For those who are not able to travel to London on a whim, the concerts will be recorded and later released as a live album.