Having played a supporting role in both Slowdive
and Mojave 3
(two bands led by singer/songwriter Neil Halstead
), Rachel Goswell recorded solo material nearly a decade and a half into her career.
Featuring assistance by co-songwriter Joe Light, producer David Naughton, and drummer Ashley Bates (a longtime friend, formerly of Chapterhouse
), the full-length Waves Are Universal was released in June of 2004 by 4AD (also the home of Mojave 3
). The Sleep Shelter EP preceded it. After those releases, Goswell continued to work on the fifth Mojave 3
album. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi