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SXSW Music Review: Swervedriver
Pulling the plug on the sweetest of crunches
"...Never the most demonstrative band, Swervedriver’s stage moves consist of simply playing the instruments and..."

March 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Michael Toland

Swervedriver Cruises Satansville
Two-album re-creation levitates Moody offshoot
"...behind them Tuesday night, re-formed UK guitar pedal worshippers Swervedriver treated a formidable 3ten ACL Live crowd to a..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Music Post by Greg Stitt

SXSW Music Interview: Swervedriver
British shoegaze icons tune out doom and gloom with latest music
"...A decade into their reunion, British shoegaze icons Swervedriver dismiss Nineties alt-rock nostalgia completely with Future Ruins, likely..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Michael Toland

SXSW Live Shot: Swervedriver/Church
Guitar pedals to meddle, UK and Aussie legacies turn up
"...bratty psych-pop from L.A.’s Gateway Drugs, UK shoegaze legacy Swervedriver began its second SXSW 2015 performance. Reveling in a..."

March 22, 2015 SXSW Post by Michael Toland

SXSW 2019 Reveals Initial Artist List
Amanda Palmer, Oh Sees, Laura Jane Grace, Swervedriver and 236 more
"...Palmer, psychedelic garage energizers Oh Sees, UK shoegaze heroes Swervedriver, Against Me leader Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring..."

Oct. 17, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

"...SwervedriverRaise (Hi-Speed Soul/Second Motion) SwervedriverMezcal Head (Hi-Speed Soul/Second Motion)..."

April 24, 2009 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

"...SwervedriverI Wasn't Born to Lose You (Cobraside)..."

March 20, 2015 Music Review by Michael Toland

Never Lose That Feeling
Live Swerve returns to ATX
"...Swervedriver is one of those bands. You rarely hear someone..."

June 4, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

SXSW Music: Second List
243 + 171 = as many acts as the last two ATX fests combined
"...the lineup so far hail from olde tyme England: Swervedriver and Gang of Four. Oxford’s shoegazers have been busy..."

Nov. 18, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Band of the Month: Magnet School
Magnet School pops and swells
"...we all have similar tastes and influences such as Swervedriver, Ride, Shiner, Jawbox, the Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur..."

March 27, 2008 Music Post by Darcie Stevens

Ether Ore
Ether Ore
"...Music for Films-style analogs... Adam Franklin, the genius behind Swervedriver, gets introspective on Magnetic Morning/Aspirin Age (Sonic Unyon), a..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Review by Michael Chamy

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...ADAM FRANKLIN FROM SWERVEDRIVER: For a generation weaned on early-Nineties shoegazer Brit pop,..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

Cloud 9 and Rising
Jesus, space rock from Denton: Lift to Experience
"...musical heroes in My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields and Swervedriver's Adam Franklin, both of whom attended the group's first..."

May 31, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Texas Platters
"...Working Class alternating with the more ethereal moments of Swervedriver. Unfortunately, the album lacks intensity, whether overt or understated,..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Music Review

Photos From the Final Weekend of SXSW 2019

March 18, 2019 Photo Gallery

Levitation Review: Wooden Shjips, Acid Mothers Temple, ST 37, Yoo Doo Right
The ABCs of psychedelia
"...tribute to krautrock pioneers Can, Yoo Doo Right crossed Swervedriver and Neu! Guitarist Justin Cober’s squalling chords, spaghetti western..."

April 30, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Friday SXSW Sleepers
"...Dearly Beloved introduced itself to American audiences touring with Swervedriver, blasting psych-rock stoner punk at full volume. That blend..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature

ACL Review: Wolf Alice
UK glam-punk-metal waifs revisit the Nineties
"...shenanigans of “Blush” and “90 Mile Beach,” and the Swervedriver shoegaze of “Storms.” Sugary dissonance ruled “Fluffy” given Rowsell’s..."

Oct. 10, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Levitation Live Shot: Vaadat Charigim/Black Ryder/This Will Destroy You
Tent triptych – moody, jolting, maelstrom
"...Think Swervedriver without the Mezcal menace...."

May 10, 2015 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music: Saturday

March 22, 2015 Photo Gallery

SXSW Q&A: The Church
Anarchistic Aussie bush rangers siege Saturday
"...last Festival set – a full-length finale – follows Swervedriver at Emo’s tonight, 11:20pm...."

March 21, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Playback: SXSW Mission Statement
Six lists to get you through SXSW 2015
"...Swervedriver: Shoegaze comeback..."

March 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Wristbands on Sale Thursday
Limited batch of discounted passes available online
"...Oh Sees, Black Milk, Best Coast, Tuxedo, the Zombies, Swervedriver, Gang of Four, Dizzy Wright, Bomba Estéro, Chuck Prophet,..."

Jan. 21, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Grohl Call
Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighter, and documentarian Dave Grohl passes it on
"...conference. Premier picks include a trio of venerable Brits: Swervedriver, the Zombies, and post punk essentials Gang of Four,..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Psych Fest Live (Sunday): Kikagaku Moyo/Bo Ningen
A second Japanese twofer pilots the APF mothership
"...train Toy smoked like no less than Spiritualized and Swervedriver at long gone Austin bunker Liberty Lunch, and TV..."

May 5, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Magnetic Morning
"...Morning's drummer, Sam Fogarino (Interpol), and guitarist, Adam Franklin (Swervedriver), have worked together more than a year, the current..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Music Review by Daniel Mee

Magnetic Morning
"...Morning's Sam Fogarino and Adam Franklin – Interpol and Swervedriver, respectively – are good hints to the new band's..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature by Daniel Mee

"...etc., plus the requisite bit of Sonic Youth and Swervedriver. They've tinkered with their sound since 2005's self-titled debut,..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Magnet School
"...from early-Nineties stalwarts (not unlike Magnet School's cover of Swervedriver's "Never Lose That Feeling") and adding their own verve...."

Nov. 23, 2007 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

TCB: Friday
SXSW music news and carryings on
"...came My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, Swervedriver, and a little band called Oasis, whom he first..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

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