The Soft Cavalry head out on tour with RIDE this week

November 24, 2019

Having released their self–titled debut album to excellent reviews in July on Bella Union, The Soft Cavalry (husband/wife duo Steve Clarke and Rachel Goswell of Slowdive) cap a successful year by heading out on a UK tour with their friends RIDE end of this month. 

Of the tour Rachel Goswell says: “I’m really excited to be going back out on tour with Ride, albeit in a different guise, after all these years and to be sharing The Soft Cavalry with everyone! I’ll also be bringing the glitter with me.” 

Dates/info below…

Friday 29th November – Norwich – The Waterfront

Saturday 30th November – Sheffield – The Plug

Sunday 1st December – Birmingham – The O2 Institute

Tuesday 3rd December – Oxford – Oxford Town Hall

Wednesday 4th December – Glasgow – SWG3

Thursday 5th December – Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree

Friday 6th December – Newcastle – Boiler Shop

Sunday 8th December – Southampton – Engine Rooms

Wednesday 11th December – Leeds – Leeds Beckett University

Thursday 12th December – Manchester – O2 Ritz

Critical acclaim for The Soft Cavalry, out now on Bella Union:

A cerebral yet vast and cinematic ode to love and new beginnings, layering ambrosial synths and sparkling guitar with a familiar pairing of Goswell’s seraphic incantations and Clarke’s warm tone… Goswell is an understated weapon in everything she touches, a powerhouse of potent feminine energy.” Uncut – 8/10

“Exploring the same spacey pastures as Slowdive but with license to roam further… Pink Floyd by way of Secret Machines… There’s plenty of promise here.” The Observer – 4 stars ****

For Steve Clarke, The Soft Cavalry’s self-titled debut album is the first record he’s masterminded from start to finish, with invaluable contributions from his wife, Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, on co-vocals and spiritual/practical guidance, and Steve’s brother Michael, who produced the record. The band’s music is a particularly British brand of intense cinematic drama. Melodic and timeless, the album lands in the atmospheric dimensions between Pink Floyd, Talk Talk and R.E.M. A record radiating midlife crisis but equally enormous elation; a helix of fear and hope, aching for resolution. The Soft Cavalry have previously shared videos for the track “Dive” and “Bulletproof”. 

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