Slowdive share new song Star Roving, their first in 22 years

The band have also announced their signing to US-based indie label Dead Oceans

Eminent shoegaze band Slowdive have shared their first new music in 22 years today. Star Roving is the first song the band have recorded together since their seminal 1995 album Pygmalion.

The band, who have also announced their new recording deal with US-based indie label Dead Oceans, posted Star Roving to their YouTube account this morning. The news follows a string of festival appearances and reunion shows they played in 2014.

“When the band decided to get back together in 2014, we really wanted to make new music,” says singer and guitarist Neil Halstead. “It’s taken us a whole load of shows and a few false starts to get to that point, but it’s with pride and a certain trepidation we unleash Star Roving.’ It’s part of a bunch of new tracks we’ve been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started. We hope folks enjoy it.”

Listen to Star Roving in the player above.