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SWERVEDRIVER Psych shoegaze renaissance


Oxford psychedelic shoegaze forefathers Swervedriver are heading down under to remind us of their immersive legacy. Coming to Australia armed with latest album Future Ruins, released earlier this year, they play the Rosemount Hotel on Sunday, September 22.

After forming in 1989, Swervedriver were thrown headlong to the forefront of UK underground music, signing to Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records and releasing their debut EP, Son of Mustang Ford in 1990. This began a prolific period of touring and releasing records on the back of classic 1991-93 albums Raise and Mezcal Head. Amidst personnel issues and management changes, frontman Adam Franklin and fellow guitarist Jimmy Hartridge maintained an astonishing work ethic, until the band screeched to a halt at the end of 1998.

They returned to the live scene at Coachella in 2008, followed by a number of US, UK and Australian tours. Swervedriver last toured three years ago in support of their first post-reformation album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You. 

Future Ruins is out now. Swervedriver play the Rosemount Hotel on Sunday, September 22. Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 18 from rosemounthotel.oztix.com.au.

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