Photos: Slowdive at Showbox SoDo

2023-10-10 Hardly Raining

British shoegaze pioneers Slowdive played Showbox SoDo on October 10, 2023. More than three decades after their debut, the group continues to enchant with layers of jangly guitar, plodding drums, dreamy vocals, and devastating emotional swells.

Rachel Goswell of Slowdive (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn)

Personnel include Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar), Rachel Goswell (vocals, keys), Christian Savill (guitar), Simon Scott (drums, electronics), and Nick Chaplin (bass). The 15-song set emphasized their 1993 Souvlaki and 2017 Slowdive albums. Slowdive continues a tour in support of their September 2023 release, Everything is Alive.

Set List
Star Roving
Catch the Breeze
Souvlaki Space Station
Crazy for Love
Sugar for the Pill
When the Sun Hits
Golden Hair (Syd Barrett cover)

The Slab
40 Days

Los Angeles-based duo Drab Majesty opened. Their set of shoegaze-inspired post-punk (and metallic makeup) set the mood for the evening.

Drab Majesty (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Drab Majesty (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Gallery: Slowdive, Drab Majesty

Slowdive – Live on KEXP ( 2017)