Category Archives: Demo Clips

“Cargo” and “Cargo (Vox)” Demos

During the Pygmalion sessions Slowdive recorded two versions of a song called Cargo. One is more ambient and electronic, without any vocals. This was released on the recent reissue of Pygmalion that includes a bonus disc of demos. The other version is more organic, with vocals by Rachel and a simple, clear guitar line over […]

“Facto” Demo

The Pygmalion demos were recorded in March 1994, just before the band’s final, pre-reunion, tour dates in Europe and the USA, which took place in April and May of that year. Twelve of these demos were released on a bonus disc for the 2010 reissue of Pygmalion on Cherry Red Records. Unfortunately the song Facto […]

“Your Sun” demo

Slowdive’s last demos were recorded in late 1994. Many of these songs were slightly altered and re-recorded to become part of the first Mojave 3 album, Ask Me Tomorrow, which was released in 1995. A few of them, however, were discarded. Your Sun is one such song. This song has a similar feel to Like Up […]

“Changes (early version)” demo

The Pygmalion demos were officially released in 2010 by Cherry Red Records on the second disc of the two-disc reissue of Pygmalion. However, not all of the demos were released. Below you can listen to a clip from an early version of the song “Changes” (thanks to Robert for providing me with a copy of this song). […]

Two “It’s not for you” demos

This post contains two versions of the song “It’s not for you”. The first is an early demo which was recorded with a drum machine, presumably in 1992. (There are a number of these drum machine demos that were recorded around the same time.) You can listen to it below (unfortunately my copy of this […]

“Loop” demo

The following song is titled “Loop”. It is an early demo version of the Souvlaki classic “Melon Yellow”, and was recorded in 1992. The most striking difference from “Melon Yellow” is that “Loop” has no vocals. Below you can listen to, and download, the full version of this demo.  

“40 Days” demo

The following song is an early demo version of the Souvlaki classic ’40 Days’, and was recorded in 1992. Note the lack of Rachel’s vocals, among other differences. Below you can listen to, and download, the full version of this song.  

“Sing” demo

The following song is an early demo version of the Souvlaki classic ‘Sing’, and was recorded in 1992. Below you can listen to, and download, the full version of this demo.