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Swervedriver are a 1990s British guitar band initially associated with "shoegazing", however their heavier rock & roll style also related them to the grunge genre coming from the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Some music writers considered them to be Britain's answer to this sound. Regardless of labels, the band's mix of storming and swirling guitar experimentation often crossed into psychedelia, coupled with mystical lyrics that often praised the nihilism of sports cars, racing and the open road.


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  • Avatar for charlotteblume
    adam franklin is so cool
  • Avatar for Ambiverted
    Their new album is beautiful.
  • Avatar for pinky_blue
    Favourite band ever. 25ish years of music and I love it all.
  • Avatar for IreneDecay
    i love these guys
  • Avatar for OBOBOBOBOBOB
    Winter Depths is awesome.
  • Avatar for JimmyFlux
    Swervedriver played a great set in Edmonton last week. There was a small turnout but it made it more surreal and intimate. When it was over, the venue kicked everyone out in a hurry to set up for an EDM show, but the band joined the fans outside on the street to meet, chat, and take photos. Pure class. Got to talk nonsense and have a smoke with Adam Franklin.
  • Avatar for robot_boy71
    Oh yeah, new album is excellent, thanks for coming to Canada in June! I shall see you in Calgary and Edmonton. And you'd better play NLTF or I'll be pissed...
  • Avatar for robot_boy71
    I remember seeing SWD for the first time in '98 in Winnipeg, Canada. Adam was in a bad mood. Sound quality was crap. Leading guy from Sianspheric, who they were touring with, had left the band a couple of days before. They cut the show short, didn't play "Never Lose That Feeling", perhaps my fave track of theirs. Yes, I know it has that sax stuff in the end. I always hated fucking sax. Sax does not belong in rawk'n roll. Trumpet? maybe. Cello? fuck yes!!! Anyway, forgiven in NLTF. Worse yet, it WAS on the set list. Then they went on hiatus and I thought I would never get to hear NLTF live. The earliest reunion shows were too far from me, so missed out on those. Then I saw them turn up on Jimmy Fallon a couple of years ago. Tour dates were mentioned and a week later I drove 12 hours to see them in Portland. I finally got my NLTF fix. It was fucking bliss. Thanks to the dude that parted with the set list upon hearing my tale. I owe you brother. And for fuck's sake, give NLTF some love.
  • Avatar for alternapop
    Swervedriver has been back together since about 2008 and touring fairly regularly. This is their first new release in that time though.
  • Avatar for SaulCLRadiohead
    The new album is so addictive ^^ Masterpiece! =)

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