Neil Halstead (born 7 October 1970 in Luton, England) is a British guitarist and singer. He was a founding member of Slowdive. When Slowdive disbanded, Halstead, along with some other members of Slowdive (including longtime friend and musical collaborator Rachel Goswell), formed Mojave 3, a British country/folk band that features Halstead as the principal singer and songwriter. In 2002, Halstead released his debut solo album, Sleeping on Roads. A second solo album, Oh! Mighty Engine was released on July 29, 2008. Halstead's third solo album, 'Palindrome Hunches', was released on September 11, 2012.