As of a couple of hours ago, the rumours of a Slowdive reunion have been confirmed.
The band members have been counting down to January 29 on their personal twitter feeds, and a Slowdive twitter feed was set up a couple of weeks ago.
A lot of people put two and two together, noting the scheduled date for the announcement of the lineup for this year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona and the band’s countdown. This was all confirmed today when the festival announced that Slowdive will indeed be playing the festival.
The band’s website, which launched a few days ago, went from a tease screen to a live website today with the same announcement.
Not only that, but the band has hinted at new material. A full interview will run tomorrow in The Quietus, but here’s a sneak peak.
Naturally, the reunion and the suggestion of new material makes me put Slowdive at the very top of my wishlist of bands for the 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh on September 4-6. I realize that a lot of things have to fall into the right place at the right time to make that a reality, but it’s my top wish.