Christmas has come early this year, Swervedriver have announced their first new single in 15 years with a new album planned for 2014. The two track single is available NOW directly from the band as a download and features Mark Gardener of Ride on backing vocals.
With only a few days to go, this is your last chance to pledge towards the Beautiful Noise documentary. Continue reading
For a city of its size, Oxford seems to produce a large amount of bands. A film now has set out to give the history of the city’s music scene from Talulah Gosh in the 80’s to currently successful bands such as Radiohead and Foals. Along the way there were many other bands such as Five Thirty, Supergrass, Ride and Swervedriver. Continue reading
Starting during the long hot summer of 1990 and ending in the spring of 1991, this chapter in Creation sees a massive drift in direction with dance explosion of the late 80’s now having a huge effect on the label. In the UK this was also a time of massive change with the Poll Tax Riot which eventually saw Thatcher get the boot, the beginning of the Gulf War and a general feeling of euphoria that the 80’s was over. Tucked away between the dance tracks are also some of the labels most famous singles by the likes of Primal Sceam, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver and Slowdive. Continue reading
Swervedriver are to play a pair of London gigs prior to their ATP Nightmare Before Christmas performance.
The dates are:
Friday 27 November 2009 London ICA [tickets]
Saturday 28 November 2009 Relentless Garage [tickets]
Taken from the ATP website:
The curators for ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas, 2009 will be: MY BLOODY VALENTINE. The event will take place at Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, England from December 4th – 6th, 2009.
A very small amount of chalets are left for this event; only limited supplies of Four Berth Room Only or Self Catered chalets remain. Today we announce that the latest exciting additions made by My Bloody Valentine to their bill are:
Which means the line-up so far looks like this:
My Bloody Valentine / Sonic Youth / De La Soul / EPMD / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Horrors / Buzzcocks / Spectrum / F**ked Up / Le Volume Courbe / Wounded Knees / The Pastels / J. Mascis & The Fog / Lilys / A Place To Bury Strangers / Witch / Bob Mould / Swervedriver + many more bands TBC!
For more info click here.