Tape Archive #12: Private Interview at Café Q in Gävle, Sweden on 9 February 1992

The below 21 minute recording is one of the more interesting private interviews with Slowdive, conducted about an hour before their gig at the venue. It captures a buoyant, optimistic band full of opinions (and not afraid to share them) coming off the successful release of their first LP. They begin the interview with a short, goofy cover of My Bloody Valentine’s When You Sleep, and proceed to cover topics including details on their formation, their outlook on the UK music scene (including gems like “hey look at my haircut, look at my trousers”), and their opinion on their labelmates. They also reveal they were not too keen on their music videos and discuss their optimism about signing with SBK (their opinion on this record label would soon sour).