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Swervedriver Announce UK tour dates for May

“these songs foresee an oncoming dystopia, but offer idyllic alternatives… classic Swervedriver.” – Q

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