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Friday, 13 June 2014

Summer/Fall update

I'm busy playing live with s l o w d i v e so a huge thank you to everybody who has been along to a show or is going to catch us play live sometime over the summer and in North America.

The split 8" single will now appear on my Kesh Bandcamp shop page as the vinyl has SOLD OUT. It is very rare (x50 copies) but several copies arrived here this morning- http://kesh.bandcamp.com/music

A new solo album is in the works if you were wondering if I had any time away from s l o w d i v e to write and record.

S x

Friday, 23 May 2014

And we're off!

So slowdive are back after twenty years! We are up and running and delighted to be back together after so long! There are too many recent live reviews to post on here but google 'slowdive village underground' and you'll read all about the shows (or see Youtube for footage).

So much love was in the air at both Hoxton Bar & Grill (our warm up on Sunday 18th) and at the at Village Underground on Monday 19th....it was amazing! Thank you to everyone that made it along (you made these shows so special) and to those that wanted to come but sadly couldn't get in. Please don't worry.... you'll get your chance to see us sooner or later ;-)


I have a new single out on 8" (yes EIGHT) lathe cut vinyl. It is a 4 song ltd edition split with cellist Danny Norbury and I play two very simple acoustic guitar pieces that weave around field recordings I made in Japan (on the 12k tour in 2012) and from river banks in the Fens (where I live).
BE QUICK (x 50 copies only)!!!

Links: http://boomkat.com/vinyl/1005636-danny-norbury-simon-scott-split

http://www.normanrecords.com/records/147609-danny-norbury-simon-scott-split-

And here is the slowdive site so you can keep up with all the news and live dates we are constantly adding to our site: http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/

x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Mix and more s l o w d i v e dates

Whilst busy rehearsing for the forthcoming slowdive shows (after 20 years if you didn't already know) we put together some mixes that I produced for the band. Let's start with the FACT mix as the artist Alex Solman produced this ace cartoon of us that we went bananas over:
The mix was compiled over a post rehearsal meal in Reading town centre and features some of the tunes that inspired us to make a noise and form a band:
http://www.factmag.com/2014/03/10/fact-mix-430-slowdive/

Our debut mix was for the magazine Dazed and Confused:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/19009/1/slowdives-slowdaze

Plus on 24.03.2013 Optic Echo in Portland broadcast this slowdive inspired mix: https://www.mixcloud.com/opticecho/oep-32314-simon-scott-guest-mix/ featuring Talk Talk, Grouper, Bon Iver, Seefeel, Daniel Johnson and more.


So the festival dates are coming thick and fast so it is best that I let the slowdive official website be your guide for here on in. After all, I have a new solo album to record :-)





Friday, 21 February 2014

More S L O W D I V E live performances this summer!

Thanks for visiting my blog and by now you've probably already discovered that after 20 years my old band s l o w d i v e have reformed.  We split up after being dropped by Creation records but have recently got back together to play live shows and record new material!



(Simon photo: 1993... somewhere in the US on tour with s l o w d i v e).





s l o w d i v e have added extra dates to the summer festivals we have confirmed so far:

Sat 7th June: Paris - Villette Sonique (with Loop):

 http://www.villettesonique.com/slowdive-en-concert-avec-loop-et-hookworms/

 +
June 20/21/22nd:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m0CCqJnpnw&feature=share
 http://www.bestkeptsecret.nl/



16th July:  Italy- Radar Music Festival

http://www.radarfestival.it/index.html



On Friday 18th @ Latitude Festival- Southwold (Henham Park), Suffolk, UK

 http://www.latitudefestival.com/



on Sunday 20th July: Chicago Pitchfork Festival, UK

http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com/

I am also continuing to write new tracks for a forthcoming album release...more details later!

Thank you very much for listening.

Simon
x


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

s l o w d i v e

It's very exciting for me to announce that I am delighted to be drumming again for s l o w d i v e

We play Pimavera on Friday 30th May 2014 & have a London date, promoted by ATP, confirmed for 19th May at Village Underground: http://www.atpfestival.com/newsview/1401290900.php

More news to be announced in the near future! Official site: http://www.slowdiveofficial.com/

 In the meantime we've been interviewed about our reformation:
 http://thequietus.com/articles/14357-slowdive-reunion-primavera-new-material

+ I add a few words about how the musical landscape has changed since 1990's: http://www.buzzbands.la/2014/01/29/exclusive-slowdive/


Look out for an 8" solo single coming this spring! For now... http://kesh.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, 2 January 2014

2014: Happy New Year

To everybody; I sincerely hope that 2014 brings you peace, creativity, sensitivity, good health and happiness.







*New Email address: All bookings and gifts please contact: teamsimonscott@gmail.com

   I start the new year by changing my shop so now everything available, past and present releases, is on sale at the Kesh bandcamp site until 20th Jan: http://kesh.bandcamp.com/album/below-sea-level




Secondly, I am thrilled to be on German label Kompakt's newest 'Pop Ambient' 2014 compilation. You can get yourself a copy of the LP + CD here on 27th January:

http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/pop_ambient_2014_lp_cd


This year will throw up a number of new releases and projects, including a guitar piece on the new 'Imaginational Anthem' compilation released on US label Tompkins Square. There will be a ltd 8"single release in the springtime and also the album release of an exciting project I worked on in Paris in 2013 with James Blackshaw, Charlotte Glasson and Duane Pitre.

 


I'm currently recording new music out in The Fens of Cambridgeshire and it looks very likely that I will be busy playing music this summer....stay tuned!

Simon x