Swervedriver - the heavier side of British shoegaze
Renowned for their heavier take on the British shoegaze sound, Swervedriver achieved cult success in the 1990s before staging a triumphant comeback in the mid-‘00s. You can both buy and sell Swervedriver tickets on StubHub.
Raise your hands for the Oxford band
Formed in the English city of Oxford in 1990, the original Swervedriver line-up consisted of guitarist/vocalists Jimmy Hartridge and Adam Franklin, drummer Graham Bonner, and bassist Adi Vines. After releasing a string of acclaimed EPs, the quartet cemented themselves as one of the shoegaze scene's best bands with 1991 debut album ‘Raise'. Following the departure of Vines and Bonner, the group returned in 1993 with a new drummer, Jez Hindmarsh, and a more melodic, yet still resolutely heavy, sound on sophomore ‘Mezcal Head'. Bassist Steve George then joined the fold for 1995's ‘Ejector Seat Reservation', but 1998's ‘99th Dream' looked to be the band's swansong when they split up a year later. However, the group reunited in 2007 and after becoming regulars on the festival circuit, they once again released a brand-new studio effort, ‘I Wasn't Born to Lose You', eight years later. By this point, ever-presents Franklin and Hartridge had been joined by drummer Mikey Jones and former Supergrass bassist Mick Quinn. Their sixth LP, ‘Future Ruins', arrived in 2019. Take a look at the various Swervedriver tickets currently available on StubHub.
A sound drenched in distortion, reverb, and feedback
Three decades on from their formation and Swervedriver are continuing to prove that they are still one of the shoegaze movement's finest acts. And with a sound drenched in distortion, reverb and feedback, they also remain one of the loudest. Fans who became hooked on their guitar-bending sound during their early 1990s commercial heyday won't leave disappointed, with the reunited band often choosing to perform the highlights from ‘Raise' and ‘Mezcal Head' on tour. But the four-piece are also keen to show that their song-writing abilities remain as strong as ever with renditions of tracks from their triumphant 2015 comeback LP and 2019 follow-up. So, expect to hear everything from debut single ‘Fanblasted' and fan favourites ‘Never Lose That Feeling', ‘Duel' and ‘Last Day on Earth' to 21st Century cuts such as ‘The Hitcher', ‘Deep Wound' and ‘Setting Sun' alongside the odd rarity and well-chosen cover version. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see the reformed British band in action and check out the range of Swervedriver tickets now on offer at StubHub. You can also purchase tickets for fellow shoegaze veterans, including Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, and Ride.
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