Slowdive's 'Star Roving' Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

Rachel Goswell of Slowdive performs at The Forum in London on Dec. 19, 2014.

The song marks the alt group's first release in 22 years.

British dream-pop group Slowdive rocketed to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Thursday morning (Jan. 12) with "Star Roving," the band's first song released in 22 years. The song reached No. 1 on the chart at 8 a.m. ET Thursday, hours after it premiered on YouTube and other streaming services.

The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.

The band also posted the song on its website, adding, "We really hope folks enjoy it, it's part of a bunch of new tracks we've been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started."

Slowdive was a staple of the '90s shoegaze scene. The group released three albums in the '90s, but never another after Pygmalion in early 1995. After a series of reunion shows and a comeback tour in 2014, the band announced that it was working on new music, via the Dead Oceans label. "Star Roving" is the first track from the group's forthcoming album.


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