Published Oct 19, 2007It's been nearly ten years since shoegazing heroes Swervedriver went on hiatus, as they call it, but after renewed interest in the the scene that celebrated itself, the members - Adam Franklin on guitar and vocals, Jimmy Hartridge on guitar, Steve George on bass, and Jez on drums - have announced they will reform for an early 2008 worldwide tour.
Swervedriver formed in Oxford, England in 1989 and released a series of EPs followed by their debut full-length, Raise, in 1991 on Creation Records in the UK and A&M Records in the U.S. The seminal Mezcal Head followed in 1993, then in 1995 Ejector Seat Reservation came out on Creation in the UK, but was only available as an import in the US. Their last release, 99th Dream, was released by Zero Hour in 1998.
While Swervedriver tour dates are currently being organised and will be announced shortly, front-man/vocalist Adam Franklin is on a solo tour in support of his recent effort, Bolts of Melody.
Here are his tour dates:
10/24 Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY
10/25 Drake Hotel, Toronto ON
10/26 Zaphods, Ottawa ON
10/27 Le National, Montreal QC (with the Besnard Lakes)
Swervedriver "Last Train to Satansville"