Hot off the heels of the release of their latest album Future Ruins earlier this year, which saw them stamp their authority
as the OG purveyors of widescreen psychedelic shoegaze, Swervedriver are ready to land back Down Under this
September brandishing their latest long player full of molten riffs and a sonic roadtrip through the depths of their back
catalogue stretching back almost 30 years.
Forming in Oxford in 1989, Swervedriver were thrown headlong into the forefront of UK underground music, soon
signing to Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records and releasing their seminal debut EP, Son of Mustang Ford in
1990. This began a prolific period of touring and releasing records, with albums Raise and Mezcal Head defining the
heavier end of the shoegaze spectrum, and elevating them to the guitar pedal stomping pantheon inhabited by fellow
luminaries such as Ride and Slowdive. Amidst personnel issues and management changes the core team of frontman
Adam Franklin and fellow guitar arc welder Jimmy Hartridge maintained an astonishing work ethic that saw EPs,
albums and tours completed at a prodigious rate until the band screeched to a halt at the end of 1998.
The eight year hiatus only saw the absence make the hearts of fans both old and new grow fonder as they returned
triumphantly to the live scene at Coachella in 2008 followed by a number of US, UK and Australian tours. Firm
favourites on Australian shores, Swervedriver last toured to ecstatic crowds three years ago in support of their first postreformation album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, with the wait now almost over for those looking to experience the
spellbinding fuzzed out crackle and crunch of Future Ruins.
A product of its time, Future Ruins, doesn’t find the band settling in the middle age; rather it ventures from a bleak
primal scream to a knowing introspection as they contemplate the modern dystopia we find ourselves mired in and kick
out as only they know how – channelling simultaneous despair and resignation through coruscating yet tender walls of
six string noise. Pack a set of earplugs and prepare for an epic night of sonic bliss.
Premier Artists Presents…
SWERVEDRIVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 2019
Thursday 19th September 2019 – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne VIC Tickets
Friday 20th September 2019 – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW Tickets
Saturday 21st September 2019 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD Tickets
Sunday 22nd September 2019 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA Tickets
Tickets on-sale Tuesday 18th June, 9AM AEST.