Photos: Slowdive’s Live Show is a Tidal Wave of Light and Fury

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Photos: Slowdive’s Live Show is a Tidal Wave of Light and Fury

An endless 22 years passed between Slowdive’s recently released self-titled LP and its predecessor, 1995’s ambient tone poem Pygmalion. As Zach Schonfeld notes in his review, remembering Slowdive is like remembing a dream; their gauzy, processed guitar textures and the ethereal vocal interplay between Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell seem like a hazy fantasy more than a concrete reality. But the Berkshire-founded quintet fortunately proved its corporeal existence through a current tour, including a sold-out, two-show stop at Brooklyn Steel last week. The band swam through its discography, including cuts from its pioneering shoe-gaze masterwork, Souvlaki. Photographer Drew Reynolds captured the show’s tidal wave of light and fury in the gallery above. Slowdive is playing select international dates and festivals into September.

Song Highlights
“Slomo”
“Machine Gun”
“Star Roving”
“Alison”