"Slowdive" is a song written, produced and recorded by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1982. It was released as the first single from the band's fifth album A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.
Siouxsie and the Banshees, 1982's line-up with John McGeoch. Left to right: Steven Severin, John McGeoch, Budgie and Siouxsie
The album (and this single) was representative of Siouxsie and the Banshees more elaborate and experimental musical direction at the time. The overtones of the song were accentuated by a string section, including violins and a cello. Allmusic later described "Slowdive" as "a violin-colored dance beat number" with "a catchy melodic hook"
At its release in 1982, the song just missed becoming a top 40 hit, peaking at number 41 in the UK Singles Chart.
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