The band will play a surprise show in London tomorrow.

After months of teasing, Slowdive have announced their first new album in 22 years.

The self-titled LP is out May 5 via Dead Oceans and the shoegaze titans have also shared ‘Sugar for the Pill’ – a gossamery new song that shares traits with the narcotic, spaced-out swoon of the band’s classic track ‘Alison’.

According to the press release, the artwork and video for ‘Sugar for the Pill’ were inspired by Harry Smith’s spiritually-minded cult 1957 animation Heaven and Earth Magic .

To celebrate the album announcement, the shoegaze titans will perform a surprise show at London’s Garage tomorrow night (March 29). The north London venue holds special significance for the band as it’s where they played their final London show in December 1993. The whole gig will be livestreamed via the band’s Facebook from 9.10pm and tickets go on sale at 1pm GMT today.

Last night, Slowdive debuted three new songs from the new album during an intimate set at Glasgow Art School. Watch clips of the performance and be sure to dive into the band’s FACT mix.

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