Last night Slowdive made their long-awaited return to New York City (we last saw them in 2018) for the first of two sold out performances at Webster Hall. The performances are a part of the tour in support of their marvelous new album, everything is alive, which is out via Dead Oceans.

The performance did feature a handful of cuts from the new album, but the band set out to please the fans, playing five songs from “Souvlaki.” The show got off to a concerning start after a fan passed out two songs in during “prayer remembered.” Thankfully they were ok, and Slowdive then churned in an epic follow-up with the blistering heights of “Star Roving.”

It’s a testament to their career and consistent nature that the new songs from their latest two albums blend in seamlessly with songs from two decades ago. A particular highlight was the regular set closing performance of their cover of Syd Barrett’s “Golden Hair.” The heights of the blissful guitars were so gloriously overwhelming, that I noticed a fan next to me remove his glasses and wipe away his tears with a smile. What else do I need to say?

Find the rest of the photos from night 1 of their Webster Hall run below, along with the setlist.

Slowdive setlist:

  1. shanty
  2. prayer remembered
  3. Star Roving
  4. Catch the Breeze
  5. Crazy for You
  6. Souvlaki Space Station
  7. kisses
  8. Sugar for the Pill
  9. Slomo
  10. Alison
  11. When the Sun Hits
  12. Golden Hair (Syd Barrett cover)


13. the slab
14. Dagger
15. 40 Days

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