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The Soft Cavalry (Steve Clarke + Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell) Announce Album, Share New Song “Dive

The Soft Cavalry Due Out July five by means of Bella Union

Apr 17, 2019


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The Soft Cavalry are a new duo featuring Rachel Goswell of legendary ’90s shoegazers Slowdive alongside her husband Steve Clarke. They have announced their self-titled debut album and shared its very first single, “Dive.” The Soft Cavalry is due out July five by means of Bella Union. Listen to “Dive” under, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.

Slowdive released a new album, a self-titled affair and their very first complete-length in 22 years, in 2017 by means of Dead Oceans. It was our Album of the Week and 1 of our Leading 100 Albums of 2017.

Clarke has been a musician due to the fact the late ’90s, playing bass and singing backup vocals with numerous bands reside and in the studio. But The Soft Cavalry is the very first album he’s been in inventive manage of. He’s also been a tour manager, which is how he met Goswell, managing 1 of Slowdive’s reunion tours in 2014. He had been divorced due to the fact 2011 when he met her.

In a press release Clarke sets the scene for when he very first met Goswell: “I was hung-more than in the back of my van attempting to operate out how I was going to match all the band’s gear into this confined space while I nonetheless had all of mine from the show that I’d played in London the night just before. The second of two sold-out shows at Hammersmith Apollo with David Brent!”

A year later, Clarke and Goswell have been living with each other. They got married in 2018. In the press release Clarke says that Goswell inspired him to concentrate a lot more on his personal music.

“I’d generally had suggestions but never ever felt that something I had to say was worthy of anyone’s consideration, let alone my personal,” he says. “I want that I could have accomplished this 15 years ago but, in reality, I basically could not have. But I am not 1 to overly wallow. I’d rather plough the various levels of confusion into songs.”

Of the theme of the album, Clarke says: “It is recovery versus new doubt. I am there, in the middle. The word that kept coming back to me was ‘resilience.’ With the right mentality and individuals about you, particularly loved ones, we get by way of, and locate a level of hope.”

Clarke’s brother Michael Clarke developed the album, which also attributes keyboardist Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev, Midlake), guitarist Tom Livermore, and drummer Stuart Wilkinson.

Study our 2017 interview with Goswell about the producing of Slowdive.

If you are an Below the Radar Patreon supporter then revisit our 2003 interview with Slowdive.

Goswell was also in the supergroup Minor Victories with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Editors’ Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club’s James Lockey. The band’s self-titled debut album came out in 2016 by means of Fat Possum in the U.S. (and [PIAS] in the rest of the globe).

Study our 2016 interview with Goswell and Braithwaite about Minor Victories.

The Soft Cavalry Tracklist:

1. Dive
two. Bulletproof
three. Passerby
four. The Velvet Fog
five. Never ever Be With no You
six. Only In Dreams
7. Careless Sun
eight. Spiders
9. The Light That Shines On Every person
10. House
11. Mountains
12. The Ever Turning Wheel

The Soft Cavalry Tour Dates:

7/three/2019 – LONDON – The Lexington 
7/four/2019 – MANCHESTER – YES 

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