Neil Halstead (born 7 October 1970 in Luton, England) is a songwriter and musician. He was a founding member of Slowdive, a band often associated with the shoegazer musical genre. Following the disbanding of Slowdive, Halstead along with some other members of Slowdive (including longtime friend and musical collaborator Rachel Goswell) formed Mojave 3. Mojave 3 are stylistically distinct from Slowdive and may be regarded as British country/folk. Halstead is the principal singer and songwriter in Mojave 3 and also plays guitar.