Shoegaze legends re-unite...

Seminal shoegaze group Slowdive have confirmed that they are to reform.

Part of the Thames Valley scene, Slowdive formed in 1989 and quickly caught the attention of Creation Records.

Initially pegged as part of the shoegaze scene, the band's ambient, ethereal psychedelia placed them in a slightly different space that many of their contemporaries.

Rumours surrounding a potential reformation have been circulating for some time, with band members appearing to operate a Twitter countdown.

Well, that countdown is at an end. Slowdive are set to play London venue the Village Underground on May 19th. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday (January 31st) with the band also due to perform at Spanish festival Primavera.

The band's Neil Halstead explains that the reformation is the result of a two year conversation. "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".

Slowdive are set to play the following show:

19 London Village Underground

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