ANNOUNCE MAY UK TOUR
Following the recent release of their acclaimed new album Future Ruins, Oxford alt. rock legends Swervedriver today announce their new May UK tour. The band will head around the UK for five dates, including a stop at London’s O2 Academy Islington. The tour will see Swervedriver play tracks from their new album Future Ruins which includes recent singles ‘Mary Winter’, ‘Drone Lover’, ‘The Lonely Crowd Fades In The Air’ and ‘Spiked Flower’. Tickets are on sale now via swervedriver.com.
May 2019 Tour
Sunday 12th May The Fleece Bristol
Monday 13th May Deaf Institute Manchester
Tuesday 14th May King Tut’s Glasgow
Thursday 16th May O2 Academy Islington London
Friday 17th May O2 Institute2 Birmingham Birmingham
Across the four-album arc of their first era, Swervedriver made music that was all about the journey. They simulated the thrill of propulsion, the euphoric arrival, the anticipation of going back again (or not), of moving on. And move on they did. During 10 years in absentia, the band’s legend grew. A fifth album emerged in 2015, a mere 17 years after its predecessor, and trumpeted some eternal Swervedriver virtues: the intricate, fissile guitar patterns of Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge, baked hard then dispatched in giant monolithic waves by a tactile rhythm section including drummer Mikey Jones.
Four years later, Swervedriver present Future Ruins, an album which details a band moving with real time and real life vitality, showcasing new tricks alongside classic hallmarks. The album exhibits Swervedriver’s fabled widescreen escapism, but combined with very real fears of the modern condition. Amongst those tracks are powerful album opener ‘Mary Winter’ and 21st century techno-warfare examining ‘Drone Lover’; both share a foreboding uncertainty of the future – a theme that looms over many of the tracks on the band’s acclaimed record. Future Ruins received glowing four star reviews from Q, MOJO, Uncut, The Skinny and DIY.
Future Ruins is out now via Rock Action.
Praise for Future Ruins
“these songs foresee an oncoming dystopia, but offer idyllic alternatives… classic Swervedriver.” – Q
“Future Ruins achieves everything an admirer could ask of the reunited band’s new album” – MOJO
“Future Ruins is exquisite… the band still have something to say and prove” – DIY
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