Mojave 3

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Mojave 3
Mojave 3 in 1995. From left to right: Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, McCutcheon
Mojave 3 in 1995. From left to right: Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, McCutcheon
Background information
OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresDream pop, indie rock, alternative country, folk
Years active1995–2007, 2011
Labels4AD
Associated actsSlowdive, Chapterhouse, The Loose Salute, Air Cuba, The Soft Cavalry[1]
MembersNeil Halstead
Rachel Goswell
Ian McCutcheon
Simon Rowe
Alan Forrester

Mojave 3 were a British rock supergroup consisting of Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Rowe, Alan Forrester, and Ian McCutcheon. Goswell, Halstead and McCutcheon previously played in Thames Valley shoegaze band Slowdive.[2][3][4][5]

History[edit]

The band initially existed as a trio, consisting of Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, and McCutcheon. After Slowdive were dropped by Creation Records, the trio decided to change musical direction to a dream pop/country rock/folk music style, and were signed by 4AD Records. They took on the new name "Mojave," [6] but upon the discovery of another band already using the name, the "3" was added (in reference to the group's three members). Rowe (formerly of Chapterhouse) and Forrester joined shortly after the release of their first album.

Both Halstead (the main songwriter for the band) and Goswell have released solo albums, also for 4AD. McCutcheon founded and is currently playing with his band called The Loose Salute who are signed to Heavenly Records and Graveface Records.

In 2006, Mojave 3 did a Take-Away Show session with Vincent Moon. Halstead said the band was on hiatus as of 2008, but were planning to release at least one more album in the future. The band returned to playing live in 2011, including gigs supporting Band of Horses .[7] During a radio interview on Israeli radio station Kol HaCampus on 7 May 2011, Halstead said the band were working on new material, and may be recording during the summer; however, nothing materialized.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
1998 "Who Do You Love" Out of Tune
"Some Kinda Angel" 87
2000 "In Love With a View" Excuses for Travellers
"Any Day Will Be Fine" 89
"Return to Sender"
2006 "Breaking the Ice" Puzzles Like You
"Puzzles Like You"
  • "Who Do You Love" (29 June 1998) BAD 8011[9]
  • "Some Kinda Angel" (7 September 1998) BAD 8016[10]
  • "In Love with a View" (3 April 2000) TAD 2K03[11]
  • "Any Day Will Be Fine" (1 May 2000) BAD 2K04[12]
  • "Return to Sender" (11 September 2000) BAD 2K17[13]
  • "Breaking the Ice" (5 June 2006) BAD 2602[14]
  • "Puzzles Like You" (6 November 2006) AD 2615[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Soft Cavalry (Slowdive's Rachel Goswell) Announce Debut Album, Share New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Mojave 3". Discogs. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Mojave 3 - Albums, Songs, and News". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Mojave 3 | Encyclopedia.com". encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Mojave 3 | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  6. ^ Fonarow, Wendy (22 March 2011). "Ask the indie professor: Why so many bad band names?". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  7. ^ Ben (5 February 2011). "Review: Band of Horses (Manchester)". crackintheroad.com. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Kol HaCampus radio station". Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  9. ^ Mojave 3 – Who Do You Love (1998, CD), retrieved 20 March 2021
  10. ^ Mojave 3 – Some Kinda Angel, retrieved 20 March 2021
  11. ^ Mojave 3 – In Love With A View (2000, Vinyl), retrieved 20 March 2021
  12. ^ "Mojave 3 - Any Day Will Be Fine". Discogs. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  13. ^ Mojave 3 – Return to Sender, retrieved 20 March 2021
  14. ^ Mojave 3 – Breaking the Ice (2006, DVDr), retrieved 20 March 2021
  15. ^ "Mojave 3: Puzzles Like You". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 March 2021.

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