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Slint announce first UK shows since 2007


Story by Jack Foley

POST-rock pioneers Slint will play their first UK shows since 2007 this winter.

Their show on November 28 at Manchester’s Albert Hall goes on sale on Thursday (October 3) at 9am, and their show on December 3 at London’s Forum is on sale now from here

Slint are also set to headline All Tomorrow’s Parties final UK holiday camp festival this November alongside Loop, Mogwai, Shellac and many more. The last tickets for that event are on sale now.

Slint formed in 1985 in Louisville, Kentucky, with the idea of making music that sounded like plants. It members were Ethan Buckler, Britt Walford, and David Pajo. Brian McMahan was soon asked to join.

They went on to record their first record, Tweez (1989) with Steve Albini, after which Buckler left the band. Todd Brashear, a fan, then joined on bass.

The band members all went to college, where the basic ideas for the songs that would make up its subsequent recordings, Spiderland (1990) and an untitled single (recorded in 1989) took shape.