British pop band ‘Slowdive’ offers mellow, personal show

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British pop band ‘Slowdive’ offers mellow, personal show

The British pop band 'Slowdive' gave a surprisingly exemplary performance.

The British pop band 'Slowdive' gave a surprisingly exemplary performance.

Photo Katie Stassis

The British pop band 'Slowdive' gave a surprisingly exemplary performance.

Photo Katie Stassis

Photo Katie Stassis

The British pop band 'Slowdive' gave a surprisingly exemplary performance.

Katie Stassis, Staff Writer

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The night of November 14, I went on a whim to solely see Cherry Glazerr, a girl punk band at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, opening for a band I was not interested in seeing. I was surprised to find myself enjoying the main act, Slowdive.

Having never heard of the band before the concert itself, I was moved by new sounds and a new concert experience, as I typically gravitate to sounds and concerts which are more loud and expressive.

With my general admission ticket, I was able to score a spot in the second row, giving me a more personal experience at the concert, as I listened to the British pop band’s mellow sound which filled the medium sized venue. Similar to songs of Tame Impala and The Japanese House, Slowdive offers chill, mellow sounds typically of self reflection. Songs like “Sugar for the Pill” and “No Longer Making Time” exemplify the serene tone to their music, with emphasis on bass and drums, along with the mellifluous melodies brought by the singers, Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead.

Accompanying their performance, designs of different colors were projected through the venue, bouncing off of walls and faces, adding to the music’s aesthetic. While most bands have a banner behind them showcasing their name and logo, Slowdive uniquely uses these projections as the emblem for their band.

The audience was a mix of all genders, ages, and styles, showing how Slowdive can appeal to almost anyone willing to give their chill style a chance. If you are someone who typically listens to mellow, chill sounds, then this is a band you want to start listening to.

 

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